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Senior Management

Strathbogie Shire's Senior Management Team drive the organisation's main departments, leading their team to help build flourishing communities. The departments include Sustainable Development, Community Relations, Liveability, ICT and Asset Services.


Our Senior Management Team


Emma Kubeil - ManagEmma Kubeil 2er Sustainable Development

Emma commenced employment at Strathbogie Shire Council in 2007 in the role of Student Planner. Having worked in small business within the real estate industry for 13 years, this put her in good stead to understand property use and development. Completion of a Graduate Diploma in Environment and Planning and Diploma of Management allowed Emma to pursue many opportunities within the organisation to continue to develop her skills. Now Manager Sustainable Development, Emma is continually looking to create efficiencies and promote good development to support and promote the Shire through events and tourism in delivering economic development. Emma's portfolio within Sustainable Development includes Town Planning, Events, Tourism, Economic Development, Planning Compliance and Environment.







PurPurdey Wikmandey Wikman - Manager Community Relations

Purdey commenced with the Strathbogie Shire in May 2011 as Manager of Communications. She was promoted into the role of Manager Community Relations in 2013, which encompasses the Management our Customer Contact Team, Communications / Marketing and Advertising Team as well as the coordination of the Euroa Community Cinema. Purdey has a strong background in Communications, Public Relations, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy, Crisis and Issues Management. Purdey is currently back at school undertaking an online Diploma in Screen and Media (Interactive Web Design / Animation) and has already completed a Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Journalism) at Deakin University as well as a Certificate in Public Relations (Strategic Planning) at RMIT.





Greg Underhill - MaGreg Underhillnager ICT

Greg commenced with the Strathbogie Shire in 2011 and was promoted from ICT Coordiantor to Manager ICT in 2015. Greg's portfolio includes Information Technology, Recrods Management and Geographic Information Systems. Greg has 18 years' experience working in IT, with Council being his first Local Government appointment. Greg has qualifications in IT, Management, Local Government, IT Service Management and Emergency Operations. Greg is responsible for delivering the ICT Strategy and ensuring alignment with the Council Plan.








Bruce Braines - MBruce Brainesanager Assets

Bruce has filled the role of Manager Assets with Strathbogie Shire Council since October 2014 and has more than 25 years experience with a number of other municipalities. He has a Diploma of Civil Engineering and a Graduate Diploma of Municipal Engineering and Management.







Deb EllisDebra Ellis - Manager Liveability

Debra commenced with the Strathbogie Shire in May 2009 as a Customer Service Officer for what was then the Community Services department. Since then, she has had a number of roles within Council, including; Roster Coordination, Youth Coordinator and Children, Youth and Families Coordinator. She was promoted into the role of Manager Liveability in 2016, which includes the following programs; Maternal and Child Health, Access and Inclusion, Youth, Community Grants and Community Planning. Debra has a long history of working directly with people having come from the Community Services sector. Her strengths include community engagement, community development, communication, strategic planning/implementation and policy development/review. Debra has a Diploma of Management (completed with Proteus Leadership) and is a graduate of the Fairley Leadership Program in 2011. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Human Resources Management at Swinburne University.






Phil SquiresPhil Squires - Manager Special Projects

Phil has been Manager Special Projects since July 2014 and undertakes investigation, coordinates deisgn and project delivery of major projects throughout the municipality. Special Projects are major infrastructure projects that are funded by external parties, such as government grants. Previous major projects that Phil has managed are the Nagambie Roundabout, Euroa Travellers Rest facilities and car park, Violet Town Library, Euroa Saleyards roof extensions, Rowe Street, Euroa upgrade, Euroa-Mansfield Road drainage stages and more recently, the Avenel Hall upgrade. Phil is a qualified Civil Engineer, Municipal Engineer and Municipal Building Surveyor. Phil has worked in a number of councils in his time in local government in Victoria. Phil has had over 45 years' experience in this Council. After amalgamation in 1994, Phil was the Director of Engineering at Strathbogie Shire before working in the local government consulting industry. Phil has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Diploma of Engineering (Civil), Certificate of Qualifcation as Local Government Engineer (Victoria) and a number of other engineering and building qualifications.

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