Management Team

Executive Directorate

Manager Executive and Commercial Services - Lynne Habner

Lynne Habner commenced with Council in 2011 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. Her previous experience has included roles in state and national government organisations, which gave her a breadth of experience including national policy and legislation development, project management, stakeholder engagement and high-level administrative and managerial roles. During her career, Lynne has obtained a Masters in Public Sector Management.

Lynne’s role as Manager Executive and Commercial Services encompasses high-level executive support to the Chief Executive Officer and Councillors as well as managing the tourism and economic development functions in the Loddon Shire.


Corporate Services Directorate

Manager Financial Services - Deanne Caserta

Deanne Caserta commenced work with Council in 2004 in an administration capacity. In 2007 Deanne was awarded an accounting cadetship through Council’s Scholarship Program. In 2012 she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and achieved CPA status in 2016. Her role involves overseeing the preparation of the long term financial plan, annual budget, financial statements, monthly financial reporting to Council, reporting to various government departments, payment of suppliers and employees, procurement and rates preparation.


Manager Organisational Development - Carol Canfield

Carol Canfield commenced with Council in September 2007 after a long career with the City of Greater Bendigo and Shire of East Loddon. Carol has held positions in payroll, risk management, various administration roles and as Assistant Shire Secretary.

Carol’s role includes human resource management, risk management, staff training, occupational health and safety, staff health and wellbeing, and insurance. She was instrumental in managing the passage of Council’s previous Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.


Manager Information and Business Transformation - Peter Williams

Peter Williams commenced with Council in December 2017 after a career spanning more than 30 years in private enterprise working in leadership positions across a mix of information technology, customer service and business transformation. He has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (IT) and has previously been involved in continuous improvement and business process transformation.

His role is responsible for implementing key strategies relating to information technology, information management and customer service.


Community Wellbeing Directorate

Manager Community Support - Allan Stobaus

Allan Stobaus was appointed as Council’s Manager Community and Recreation in September 2001 following five years in a similar role at Bruce Rock Shire in Western Australia.

The Manager Community Support is responsible for the management of Council’s grant schemes and swimming pools, strategic planning for community facilities, community planning, project management of capital works projects, youth development, emergency management and rural access.

Manager Community Wellbeing - Vacant


Operations Directorate

Manager Assets and Infrastructure - David Southcombe

David commenced with Council in 2018 in the Assets and Buildings Coordinator position and was appointed Manager Assets and infrastructure in 2019.

David's previous experience includes holding positions in asset management, energy efficiency and operations.

His role is responsible for the management of contract and project management, capital works program development and implementation, civil engineering design, and asset management.


Manager Works - Daniel Lloyd

Daniel Lloyd commenced with Council in July 2002 in an administration and GIS capacity for the Technical Services Department. In September 2011 Daniel was appointed as the Assistant Manager Works before being appointed as the Manager Works in December 2017.

The Manager Works role includes the management of Council’s day labour workforce and all subcontractors involved in the delivery of maintenance and construction activities on Council’s road and township street network as well as Council’s Parks and Gardens network, building maintenance and waste services.

This position is also responsible for Council’s maintenance contract with VicRoads, all fleet management activities and Municipal Emergency Response.


Manager Development and Compliance - Glenn Harvey

Glenn Harvey commenced with Council in August 2015 as the Municipal Building Surveyor (MBS), after working in the building industry for 35 years, both in the private sector as a builder and building surveyor, and in building control in local government.

Glenn’s role includes the issuing of building permits, onsite inspections and working with owners, builders and local authorities to ensure that building works are carried out to meet the required building legislation. Glenn’s duties also include assisting people to maintain the required standards for existing buildings and Essential Safety Measures. Glenn is also responsible for all technical building enquiries including lawyers’ building enquiries for property transfers and providing property information for private building surveyors.

In 2016 Glenn was appointed as the Manager Development and Compliance which resulted in the expansion of his responsibilities to encompass the additional management and oversight of Council’s town planning, public health and local laws functions, while continuing his role as the MBS. With this appointment, Glenn now manages the broader portfolio of development and regulatory services which Council provides or administers for the local community.