Strathbogie Shire Council

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Executive Management

The Strathbogie Shire is overseen by an Executive Management who are committed to its future Sustainability through strategic planning and an energetic, vibrant approach to the overall operations of Council.  

Our Executive Management Team

Steve Crawcour 2012 Steve Crawcour - Chief Executive Officer

Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Strathbogie Shire Council, effective 1 August 2011. Steve was previously Council's Director, Strategic and Community Development, a position he held since his commencement with Council in 2008. Steve has over 30 years experience in Local Government and was previously employed by the Cities of Brimbank, Warrnambool and Springvale. He has an Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Diploma and Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate in Critical Incidents Management, a Certificate in Telecommunications (Contact Centres) and a Diploma of Management. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of LGPro (Local Government Professionals), a Member of the Safety Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


Roy HetheringtonRoy Hetherington - Director of Asset Services

Roy was appointed Director Asset Services in December 2010. He is responsible for the management of Council’s assets including buildings, roads, traffic management, bridges, drains, parks and waste management. Roy is a qualified municipal engineer with over 35 years experience in local government. Over the years he has worked for many councils large and small, city and country.



Phil Howard 2012Phil Howard - Director of Sustainable Development (Deputy CEO)

Phil first started with the Strathbogie Shire Council in 2006 and was appointed Director of Sustainable Development in  the Planning & Development Unit in November 2011 and later became Deputy CEO as part of his role. Phil has worked in Local Government for over 20 years and has held roles in finance, human resources, corporate services, planning and economic development. Prior to Local Government, Phil was an accountant for the ANZ Bank. Phil is a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and past Board Member (VIC Division), and is also a member of LGpro, Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA), and Board Member of the Goulburn Valley Regional Collaborative Alliance. Phil has qualifications in Master of Arts (Community Development), Graduate Diploma Rural & Regional Planning, Graduate Diploma in Management, Associate Diploma in Local Government, Diploma of Management, Graduate Alpine Valleys Leadership Program.  


David Woodhams 2012David Woodhams - Director of Corporate and Community

David commenced at Strathbogie Shire in May 2012 having previously been Manager Finance at Greater Shepparton City Council. David has over 36 years experience working in local government, primarily in small rural councils. David is committed to the financial sustainability of rural local government through good planning and focusing on core service delivery.  David is a Certified Practicing Accountant, has a Bachelor Business, a Diploma in Project Management, a Graduate Certificate in Management and is a member of LGPro and FinPro.

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