Our organisation

Mount Alexander Shire Council has approximately 220 staff employed on full time, part time or casual basis.

The organisation is currently headed by the Chief Executive Officer who reports directly to the Council.

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable for the overall management and performance of the organisation, and operational staff.

Organisational structure

The organisational structure is based on the functional activity of two Directorates that work collectively to meet Council’s strategic goals and provide services to the community.

The two Directorates are Infrastructure & Development and Corporate & Community Services.

Read more about Council’s organisational structure:

View the Organisational Structure Chart(PDF, 410KB).

Darren Fuzzard, Chief Executive Officer

Darren Fuzzard commenced his role as Chief Executive Officer in July 2016. Darren is accountable for the overall management and performance of the organisation.

As Chief Executive Officer, he chairs the Executive Team which comprises the CEO and both Directors. Organisational Capability and Local Economy report directly to the CEO.

Michael Annear, Director Infrastructure and Development

The Director Infrastructure and Development is responsible for the delivery of statutory functions including land use planning, development and building control, environmental health and waste management.

Other key responsibilities include maintaining the Shire’s physical infrastructure including community buildings, roads, bridges, parks and sporting facilities. The Directorate also supports community participation in sport and recreation.

Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services

The Director Corporate and Community Services is responsible for delivering services which aim to strengthen the community as well as internal corporate services.

The Directorate delivers services for young people, older people, families, children and people with disabilities as well as leading Council’s community engagement process.

Corporate services critical to the successful operation of the organisation include business performance, customer services, visitor services and communications.