Our Senior Leadership Group Our Senior Leadership Group

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Magin

Matthew joined us in November 2016. Prior to joining Balonne Shire Council, he was CEO at the Burdekin Shire Council. Matthew has an extensive background in stakeholder engagement, government relations, economic development and the retail industry.



Director, Finance and Corporate Services

Michelle Clarke

Michelle was officially appointed to this role in February 2017. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Law and Administration, Diploma in Local Government Financial Management, a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting and completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance and Risk Management.


Director, Community and Environmental Sustainability

Digby Whyte

Digby joined our team in September 2018 and has experience in the broad field of parks and recreation at the city, regional, state and international levels in New Zealand, the USA, Australia, and France. He has dealt with services ranging from tourism and events, cultural heritage, infrastructure, education, biosecurity, and sheep and beef farming.


Director, Infrastructure Services

Andrew Boardman

Andrew joined our team as Manager Roads and Drainage in September 2018. He was formerly the Director Engineering and Regulatory Services at McKinlay Shire Council.Andrew was appointed Director Infrastructure Services in March 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering - majoring in Civil Construction and Structural Engineering.