Strathbogie Shire Council

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Executive Management

The Strathbogie Shire is overseen by an Executive Management who are committed to its future Sustainability through strategic planning and an energetic, vibrant approach to the overall operations of Council.


Our Executive Management Team


Corporate Photos MR PW L3328Steve Crawcour - Chief Executive Officer

Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Strathbogie Shire Council, effective 1 August 2011. Steve was previously Council's Director of Strategic and Community Development, a position he held since his commencement with Council in 2008. Steve has over 30 years experience in Local Government and was previously employed by the Cities of Brimbank, Warrnambool and Springvale.

He has an Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Diploma and Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate in Critical Incidents Management, a Certificate in Telecommunications (Contact Centres) and a Diploma of Management.

He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of LGPro (Local Government Professionals), a Member of the Safety Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Corporate Photos MR PW L3332Phil Howard - Director of Innovation and Performance (Deputy CEO)

Phil first started with the Strathbogie Shire Council in 2006 and was appointed Director of Sustainable Development in November 2011 and later became Deputy CEO as part of his role.Phil has worked in Local Government for over 20 years and has held roles in finance, human resources, corporate services, planning and economic development.

Prior to Local Government, Phil was an accountant for ANZ Bank. Phil is a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and past Board Member (VIC Division), and is also a member of LGpro, Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA), and member of the Goulburn Valley Regional Collaborative Alliance.

Phil has qualifications in Master of Arts (Community Development), Graduate Diploma Rural Regional Planning, Graduate Diploma in Management, Associate Diploma in Local Government, Diploma of Management, Graduate Alpine Valleys Leadership Program.



20180530 David Roff 1David Roff - Group Manager Corporate and Community

David commenced with Strathbogie Shire Council in September 2016 and has over 35 years experience in Local Government in New South Wales and Victoria. This experience has been in small rural councils, metropolitan Sydney, the Victorian growth corridor and a Victorian regional city.

Between 2007 and 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of Mansfield Shire Council and prior to that spent six years as Director Business Services with Wodonga City Council.

David holds qualifications in Local Government and Business.




 20180530 Jeff Saker 4Jeff Saker- Group Manager Community Assets

With 18 years' experience in Local Government in the management of assets and infrastructure, Jeff commenced his role as Manager of Assets with Strathbogie Shire Council in February 2018. Previously, Jeff was employed in Executive roles at Mitchell Shire Council, Hepburn Shire Council, the City of Darebin and Parks Victoria where he gained a diverse range of experience in managing Urban, Regional, State, National and Coastal Parks.

With qualifications in Business Management and Natural Resources Management, Jeff brings the benefits of considerable practical experience to this role and a passion for ensuring that community assets are responsibly and sustainably managed to ensure they continue to provide services to current and future communities.




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