Our Senior Leadership Group

Matthew Magin CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Magin

Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. He has an extensive background in stakeholder engagement, government relations, economic development and the retail industry.

He was CEO of the Burdekin Shire prior to joining Balonne. Matthew is a Director with Local Government Manager’s Australia Queensland, a member of the Councils of Western Queensland and represents Council on a wide range of regional and community committees and groups.

Michelle Clarke Director Financial Services

Director Finance & Corporate Services

Michelle Clarke

Michelle has been with Council since October 2016 and was officially appointed as Director Finance & Corporate Services 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 & Environmental Services

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.


Andrew Boardman

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.