Strathbogie Shire Council 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 Team

Julie Salomon – Chief Executive Officer

Julie commenced with Strathbogie Shire Council in January 2020, having over 26 years’ service in both local and state government. This experience includes leadership and management of a diverse range of community services, public policy, strategic planning, community and stakeholder engagement, community development, facility development and sound governance. Previously, Julie spent over seven years as Director Community Development and Services at City of Monash, and prior to that was Director Communities at Greater Shepparton City Council for over two years; including a six-month period as Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Julie holds qualifications in Graduate Certificate Management, Business and Leadership, Graduate Certificate Applied Business, Business Administration and Management, Graduate Diploma in Special Education and Teaching, and Diploma of Teaching, Education and Training. She also became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2019.

Amanda Tingay – Acting Director People & Governance

Amanda joined Council in December 2020 and currently leads the department areas of Capital Projects, Community and Culture, Economic Development and Planning and Investment. During her 17 years in the local government sector Amanda has overseen and collaborated with stakeholders on numerous community services programs, lead and delivered on strategy and managed infrastructure delivery projects. Amanda is a past participant of the LGPro Emerging Leaders Program and is a recipient of the Local Government Professionals Young Achiever of the Year Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Amanda is passionate about empowering community.

Rachael Frampton – Director Community and Planning

Rachael commenced with Strathbogie Shire Council in February 2022, with more than 16 years’ experience in local government and public health, in both metropolitan and rural settings. Most recently Rachael worked at Greater Shepparton and Greater Dandenong, City Council’s, in the areas of community development, health, social planning and governance.

Rachael is committed to continuous improvement and best practice opportunities across the organisation and ensuring best value for the community. She has led strategy and policy development, system improvement and the delivery of high-quality services and she enjoys leading diverse teams, building their capacity to deliver.

She holds a Bachelor of Health Science, Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, Master of Public Health, Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment and Prince 2 Project Management Certificate.

Director Sustainable Infrastructure – John Harvey

John Harvey brings thirty plus years of civil engineering experience to the Council with an emphasis and keen interest in asset management, particularly roads and bridges but with experience in domestic and commercial scale irrigation infrastructure and the construction and maintenance of commercial and domestic building works as well.

His experience ranges from both startup companies to regional project management in both water, road and major infrastructure areas.  He has worked in the private sector and public sector as a senior engineer and executive manager.

Of note has been the Planning and Construction of the Goulburn Valley Freeway from Seymour to Shepparton, bridge over the Murray River between Cobram and Barooga and the Executive Manager of the delivery team to modernise the irrigation infrastructure throughout Northen Victoria.

John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil) and professional qualifications in Commercial Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation. He is eager to share his knowledge and experience as a mentor within his wider team at Strathbogie and its community.