Management Executive Group

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The Management Executive Group is made up of the Chief Executive Officer and three Directors. The group meets on at least a weekly basis to discuss matters that relate to the effective and efficient operation of the entire organisation. The Management Executive Group is also part of the Management Team.


Phil Pinyon - Chief Executive Officer

Phil Pinyon has had an extensive local government career, holding varied positions in councils across Australia in five states/territories. These prior roles include administration, planning/building and community services in South Australian Local Government, Director roles with Tamworth City Council, Toowoomba City Council and Hornsby Shire Council, and Chief Executive Officer equivalent roles with Jabiru Town Council, Greater Taree City Council, Blue Mountains City Council, Wagga Wagga City Council and Murrumbidgee Shire Council.

During his career Phil has undertaken tertiary studies including the completion of a Master of Business Administration and Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management. He has a Diploma in Local Government Administration and holds a Municipal Clerk’s Certificate.

Phil’s professional affiliations include being a member of the Australia Institute of Management, LGPro and the Local Government Chief Officers’ Group.

As Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Phil’s role includes prescribed duties in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989, providing leadership to the Council, strategic planning, promoting external relationships, and managing the operations of the Council.


Director Community Wellbeing - Wendy Gladman

Wendy Gladman was appointed as Director Community Wellbeing in July 2013 after holding the position of Manager Community Services since 2010.

Wendy previously held a number of positions in the Aged and Disability services since commencing with Loddon Shire in 1995, and has extensive experience in local government, with a particular emphasis on delivery of community services and health and wellbeing.

Wendy has a diploma of Business Management and a Diploma of Community Services Management.

As Director Community Wellbeing, Wendy is responsible for the management and delivery of a wide range of community services including early years, youth, aged and disability, sport and recreation, community planning, emergency management and municipal public health and wellbeing.


Director Corporate Services - Sharon Morrison

Sharon Morrison joined Loddon Shire as Director Corporate Services in August 2016. Prior to this role, Sharon led the Organisation Development team at the City of Greater Bendigo.

She comes to Loddon with an interesting mix of experiences having been a practising lawyer, an elected Councillor as well as having worked in local government in New South Wales and Victoria since 2009.

Sharon is committed to building on a strong foundation of good governance and leadership to ensure that Loddon Shire is well positioned for the challenges facing local government.

In her role as Director Corporate Services, Sharon is responsible for providing internal functions that support other directorates in service and project delivery. This includes monitoring the financial performance of the organisation and providing leadership in developing the organisation and individuals to be the best they can be.

The role also leads information and business transformation to support efficient service and project delivery, and provides governance support to Section 86 committees of management.


Director Operations - Steven Phillips

Steven Phillips was appointed as Director Operations in November 2017 after holding the position of Manager Works at Loddon Shire Council since 2011.

Steven commenced with Council in 2009 as the Assistant Manager Works. Steven has a Diploma In Forestry from Melbourne University’s School of Forestry, and has worked in the forestry and fire management sector, providing supervision and management of commercial timber harvesting operations, forest road infrastructure and fire management for several years before making the move to local government.

The Director Operations role is responsible for the management and ongoing delivery of a wide range of Council services including infrastructure policy and program development, works and maintenance, strategic and statutory planning, statutory building control, environmental and public health, local laws policy and compliance, contract management and engineering services.