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(PDF, 70KB)

Chief Executive Officer

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Craig Lloyd

Craig commenced the role of Chief Executive Officer at Murrindindi Shire Council on 8 January 2018.

Craig has extensive senior executive experience in the public sector, including roles with state and local government, emergency services and not-for profit organisations. Craig was formally the Director of Presentation and Assets at the City of Greater Bendigo, before taking on his role at Murrindindi Shire Council.

Mr Lloyd holds a Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Project Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Development.

Director Corporate and Shared Services


Michael Chesworth

Michael has been with Murrindindi Shire Council since 1997 when he was first appointed as Manager of Organisational Development. Since that time he has held several senior executive roles and was heavily involved in the recovery and reconstruction efforts following the 2009 bushfires that devastated the municipality.

Michael has significant local government experience and has performed an Acting CEO role on several occasions for the Council. His current role oversees the Corporate Services Division, which includes Business Services (corporate finance, information technology and management) and Governance and Risk (corporate governance, risk management and human resources).

Director Assets and Development


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 Assets and Development Division which includes Community Assets, Development Services, Capital Works and Environmental Sustainability.

Director Community Engagement


Shivaun Brown

Shivaun commenced with Council in October 2015 as the Manager Development Services. Having owned and operated two businesses of her own, coupled with a strong background in Economic Development and Tourism in the local government sector, she brought a customer focused approach to regulatory services.  

Shivaun stepped into the role of Community Engagement in November 2018, and her role oversees the delivery of Community Wellbeing, Customer Experience, Tourism and Events, and Business Development.