CEO and Executive

Council has three divisions reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Tom O'Reilly. The divisions are; Community Wellbeing, Infrastructure and Development and Corporate Services. Each of these divisions is made up of individual units, each led by a senior officer. The Chief Executive Officer is directly accountable to the Mayor and Councillors, who are elected by Gannawarra Shire ratepayers.

Chief Executive Officer Tom O'Reilly

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Tom took up the position of CEO in December 2017. Tom joined Gannawarra Shire Council in the role of Director Corporate Services in March 2016. Prior he was an Associate with the CT Management Group undertaking local government assignments with the Shire of Buloke, Latrobe City Council and King Island Council. Tom was employed with the Greater Shepparton City Council for eleven years – 6 years of that time as Director Business and Finance.  He has also worked in the private sector with 4 years as CEO of  Metzke+Allen Chartered Accountants based in Shepparton. His career in Northern Victoria is extensive given he also worked with Goulburn Murray Water for 11 years along with 7 years with Goulburn Valley Water.

Tom has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and also a Fellow of the Goulburn Murray Community Leadership Program Inc.

 AREAS OF RESONSIBILITY: Council Planning and Performance, Councillor Support and Economic Development, 

Director Corporate Services Richard Morrison


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Finance and Budget, Audit, Rating and Valuation, Information Communication Technology,  Governance and Risk, Human Resource Management, Records Management, Customer Service, Emergency Management.

Director Infrastructure and Development Geoff Rollinson

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Geoff's earliest qualifications and experience are in agriculture. He gained extensive experience and knowledge in Local Government when working with both the former Borough and Shire of Kerang and then the Gannawarra Shire upon amalgamation in 1995. He has a Diploma of Civil Engineering and held the positions of Works Engineer and Manager of Operational Services with Gannawarra Shire from 1995 until he started in his current role in 2011.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Major projects, Operational Services, Engineering, Waste Management, Landfill and Transfer Stations, Local Laws, Flood and Fire Management, Building, Planning and Strategic Asset Management.

 Director Community Wellbeing Stacy Williams

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Over the past 12 years Stacy has held a range of roles for Campaspe Shire Council in management and coordination of community services including holding the role of Community Care Manager, Community Programs Coordinator and more recently Business Integration Manager.

AREAS OR RESPONSIBILITY: Community Care Services, Maternal Child Health, Community Health, Children and Youth Services, Immunisations, Libraries, Arts and Culture, Community Engagement, Grants and Recreation.

For more information about the Gannawarra Shire Council's organisational structure please refer to the attached link:

Gannawarra Shire Council Org Chart - February 2018(PDF, 65KB)