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, 108KB)

Acting Chief Executive Officer


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. Having previously held the role of Director Corporate and Shared Services, Michael stepped into the role of Acting CEO in October 2020.

Acting Director Corporate and Shared Services


Marilyn Kearney

Marilyn joined Council in October 2020 in the role of Acting Director Corporate and Shared Services. Marilyn has a wealth of experience in Local Government, having held Director Corporate Service roles at several Melbourne and urban fringe Councils including Monash City, Mornington Peninsula Shire and City of Boroondara.

In her most recent role at Boroondara, Marilyn had the lead on implementing that Council’s Customer First and Business (digital) transformation projects. Her 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

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Vito Albicini

Vito Albicini has worked in local government for 25 years, with experience working at both metro and rural councils. Vito has more than 30 years experience in civil engineering. He has a strong commitment to provide exceptional customer service and deliver great outcomes for the community.

Vito leads the Assets and Development Division which includes Community Assets, Development Services 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.