Organisational Structure


A profile for each of the Executive Management Team can be viewed by clicking on the position links above.

Murrindindi Shire Council's Organisation Structure can be viewed by downloading either of the documents below. 

Download Organisation Structure(DOC, 38KB)

Download Organisational Structure(PDF, 56KB)

Chief Executive Officer


Margaret Abbey

Margaret commenced the role of Chief Executive Officer at Murrindindi Shire Council in June 2010 and sees the long-term financial sustainability of the shire as being her top priority.

Margaret relocated to Murrindindi Shire from Nillumbik Shire as she believes that it is important to be part of the community she is serving.

Ms Abbey is originally from Lilydale, and her first council role was in the Southern Highlands of NSW. After first graduating with an Arts Degree with Honors at Monash University and then a Masters Degree in Town and Country Planning from Sydney University, Margaret then gained postgraduate qualifications in Management from Victoria University.

General Manager Corporate and Community Services


Michael Chesworth

Michael was first appointed as Manager of Organisational Development in 1997. 

Michael’s role oversees a broad area of services within the Corporate and Community Division.

Michael provides leadership and management to Business and Community Services, Library,  Human Resources and Risk Departments.

Incorporated into these divisions are Finance & Rates, Governance, Procurement and Insurance, Records Management, Information Technology, Aged and Disability, Children’s Services, Recreation and Youth.

General Manager Infrastructure & Development Services


Stuart McConnell

Stuart McConnell started with Council in January 2017 in the role of General Manager Infrastructure and Development Services. Stuart brings a range of executive experience from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Environment Protection Authority. He has a strong commitment to delivery of outcomes for the community, working in partnership, customer service and community engagement.

Stuart leads the Infrastructure and Development Services division in delivering services across a diverse portfolio including planning, economic development, local laws and environmental health, environment, asset management, waste capital works and maintenance.