Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team comprises the Chief Executive Officer and Directors of each of the five Divisions of Council; Economic Development and Business, Corporate Services, Infrastructure and Operations, Planning and Environment, Community and Recreation. The Executive Leadership Team provides strong strategic direction and support for key services and priority areas across Council.

Council’s organisational structure enables Council to deliver services effectively to the community aligned with Council’s purpose to make our community a great place to live, work and play. A high level Executive Leadership Team structure can be viewed here.


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Michael mcmahon

Chief Executive Officer

  Areas for responsibility: 

  • The day-to-day management of Council, exercising functions delegated by Council, ensuring Council staff implement the decisions made by Council, and all staffing matters.
  • Human Resources; recruitment, strategic workforce planning, learning and development, performance management, payroll, industrial relations and WHS.
  • Governance and Risk; enterprise risk management, insurance, legal advisory, Internal Ombudsman and Internal Audit services and continuous improvement.      

                                          Culture and economy


Natasha Comber - Director Economic Development and Business



Natasha Comber


Areas for responsibility:           

  • Commercial Operations; Dubbo City Regional Airport and Bodangora Airstrip, Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets and Showgrounds, Dubbo City Holiday Park, land development, Old Dubbo Gaol and Wellington Caves and Caravan Park.
  • Economic Development and Destination Marketing; destination marketing and promotion, Visitor information services, event attraction and facilitation, business development, new resident attraction and Central Business District activation.
  • Communications and Stakeholder Engagement; media and digital media, public relations, graphic design and corporate image and branding

                                           organisational performance


Craig Giffin - Director Corporate Services


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 Areas of responsibility:

  • Management Accounting; long-term financial plan, annual operational plan and budget and quarterly operational plan review.
  • Financial Accounting; accounts receivable, accounts payable, statutory reporting and names and address register.
  • Corporate Procurement; tender coordination and centre-led supply and purchasing.
  • Corporate Asset Management; policies, capabilities and asset management system.
  • Information Services; Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provision and information management strategy.
  • Customer Service Centres; Dubbo and Wellington.
  • Property Management; property portfolio management, centralised building asset management, leasing, licensing and cleaning.


 Chris Devitt - Director Infrastructure and Operations


Chris Devitt


Areas of responsibility:

  • Infrastructure Strategy; infrastructure design, storm water drainage, flood mitigation, development and subdivision engineering, technical advisory and design services.
  • Infrastructure Delivery; civil infrastructure - construction and maintenance, reinstatements and private works.
  • Water and Sewerage Services; water supply, sewerage services and trade waste.
  • Transport Management; civil infrastructure asset management (roads, footpaths, cycleways), traffic management, regulation, road safety and street lighting.
  • Fleet Management.
  • Solid Waste Management; domestic waste, commercial waste, green waste, recycling and landfill and transfer station management.
  • Emergency Management; fire services and emergency management.

                                           development and Environment

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stephen wallace


Areas of responsibility:   

  • Strategic Planning; corporate planning, development strategies, development control plans, planning proposals, flood plain management and demographic data management.
  • Environmental Sustainability; policy, impact assessment and environmental education.
  • Planning and Advocacy; planning reform.
  • Building and Development; development control, Heritage Advisory Services, swimming pool compliances and duty planners and building surveyors. 
  • Property Information Services; land information services and geographical names management.
  • Regulatory Services and Environmental Control; illegal dumping / pollution incidents, on site sewer management, ranger services, human health services, compliance and animal shelter.                                     


John Watts


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 Areas of responsibility:

  • Public Safety; police liaison, CCTV management, alcohol free zone management and crime prevention plans.
  • Cemeteries; cemetery management and maintenance.
  • Cultural Services; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Wellington Civic Centre and CBD Heritage Trail.
  • Library Services; Dubbo Regional Council library and regional libraries management.
  • Child Care Services; Rainbow Cottage and family day care.
  • Community Programs; Youth development, volunteer management, community committees, Sister Cities, Multicultural Festival.
  • Community Building Hire; Wellington Senior Citizens Centre and Community halls.
  • Dubbo and Wellington Racecourse; Facility license.
  • Public Open Space; Program planning and delivery, asset management, street trees advisory service, community land management and subdivision landscaping advisory and compliance.
  • Landcare; Program planning and delivery, asset management, noxious weeds, river management, pest management and rural roads slashing - contract management.
  • Recreation Facilities; Sporting groups liaison, program planning and delivery and asset management.
  • Dubbo, Geurie and Wellington Pools; Operations and asset management.
  • Recreation and Landcare Delivery; Operations.

Last Edited: 23 Jul 2019

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