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


Corporate Photos MR PW L3332Phil Howard - Acting Chief Executive Officer

Phil first started with the Strathbogie Shire Council in 2006 and was appointed Director of Sustainable Development 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 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 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.



20180530 David Roff 1David Roff - Group Manager Corporate and Community

David commenced with Strathbogie Shire Council in September 2016 and has over 35 years experience in Local Government in New South Wales and Victoria. This experience has been in small rural councils, metropolitan Sydney, the Victorian growth corridor and a Victorian regional city.

Between 2007 and 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of Mansfield Shire Council and prior to that spent six years as Director Business Services with Wodonga City Council.

David holds qualifications in Local Government and Business.




 20180530 Jeff Saker 4Jeff Saker- Group Manager Community Assets

With 18 years' experience in Local Government in the management of assets and infrastructure, Jeff commenced his role as Manager of Assets with Strathbogie Shire Council in February 2018. Previously, Jeff was employed in Executive roles at Mitchell Shire Council, Hepburn Shire Council, the City of Darebin and Parks Victoria where he gained a diverse range of experience in managing Urban, Regional, State, National and Coastal Parks.

With qualifications in Business Management and Natural Resources Management, Jeff brings the benefits of considerable practical experience to this role and a passion for ensuring that community assets are responsibly and sustainably managed to ensure they continue to provide services to current and future communities.




Chris Dube

Chris Dube- Executive HR Business Partner

Chris commenced with the Strathbogie Shire in 2018 as the leader of Human Resources, having worked for a decade in high volume manufacturing.  Chris delivers the urgency required to meet our legislative obligations with qualifications in Mentoring and Leadership, Human Resources, Business Management and Advanced Injury Management. Outside of work Chris balances his Football with Golf, and continues to volunteer time for the Local Learning and Employment Networks.

Chris’ main function is to leverage outcomes towards increased People and Culture.






20180530 Emma Kubeil 2 by Peter Ward

Emma Kubeil-  Acting Group Manager Innovation and Performance

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 Emma 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. Emma’s portfolio comprises of Strategic Planning. Statutory Planning, Subdivisions and Planning Compliance.





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