Our Senior Leadership Group Our Senior Leadership Group

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew MaginMatthew Magin

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

Director Finance & Corporate Services

Michelle ClarkeMichelle Clarke

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

Director Community & Environmental Sustainability 

Digby Whyte 

Digby joined our team in September 2018 and has experience in the broad field of parks and recreation at 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 

Ross DrabbleRoss Drabble

Ross permanently joined our team in April 2017. He has an extensive background in infrastructure with government and private sectors. Ross holds an Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Industrial Relations, Master of Business Administration and Master of Project Management.