Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team comprises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy CEO, Director Infrastructure, Director Strategic Planning and Development and Director Corporate Services.

We are a community-focused organisation, putting the people, place and progress of Berrigan Shire at the front and centre of how we are organised, manage ourselves, prioritise our activities and programs, execute our responsibilities and work together as a team.

Our Why

We lead and empower our Council team to build a better future for our community.

Our Values

A collegiate workforce who are passionate about their community, are approachable to internal and external stakeholders and who are flexible enough to support the service delivery outcomes of Council regardless of position title

Trust is generated by a knowledgeable and competent workforce who are willing to help others as necessary and within their skill sets, abilities and delegations.

A working environment where loyalty and integrity are rewarded and staff are brave enough to question why, allowing everyone space to commit fully to agreed service delivery outcomes

Service is the core of our commitment to the community and is well considered and strategic in its delivery

Karina Ewer

Chief Executive Officer

  • ProfileOur Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the delivery of:
    Organisational and community strategic vision, stakeholder engagement to underpin Berrigan Shire’s growth and aspirations, regional and local advocacy and organisational leadership, culture and performance.

Matthew Hansen

Deputy Chief Executive Officer / Director Corporate Services

  • ProfileOur Deputy Chief Executive Officer supports the Chief Executive Officer to meet Council’s objectives with a focus on the day-to-day running of Council as well as being responsible for the Corporate Services directorate.
    The groups within this directorate support our Councillors, managers, workers and volunteers to make Berrigan Shire an even better place to live, work and invest.

Jo Ruffin

Director Strategic Planning and Development

  • ProfileDirector Strategic Planning and Development is responsible for leading the integration of Council’s strategic land use, economic and social development, environmental, public health, biosecurity and compliance activities.

Rohit Srivastava

Director Infrastructure

  • ProfileRohit and his team take care of the Shire, through their work in roads network, water and sewer infrastructure and service delivery, parks and gardens, aerodrome, sporting and recreation reserves and much more.
    Council invest in and build infrastructure to meet the Communities’ needs, and provide and maintain quality facilities and services that the community use on a daily basis.