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(DOCX, 150KB)

Chief Executive Officer 

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Livia Bonazzi

Livia commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Murrindindi Shire Council in June 2021. Before taking on this role, Livia was the General Manager Strategy and Innovation at Western Water for six years. 
Livia has over 20 years' experience in senior executive roles, in both private and public sector positions and spanning a diverse range of disciplines, including strategy, governance, planning, asset management and customer service.
Livia holds a Master in Business Administration and Bachelor Degrees in Architecture and in Planning and Design. Livia has also recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. 


Director People & Corporate Performance


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 leads the People and Corporate Performance Group, which includes Business Services, Governance and Risk and Customer Experience. 

Director Assets and Environment

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Caroline Lintott

Caroline has over 30 years experience in Local Government having both worked at both metro and rural councils. This includes the role of Manager Community Assets at Murrindindi Shire Council which she held until 2021 before moving to the role of Manager Maintenance and Operations at the City of Whittlesea. In November 2023 Caroline returned on secondment to Murrindindi Shire Council as our Interim Director Assets and Environment. In March 2024 Caroline was appointed as Director Assets and Environment. She has a strong commitment to provide exceptional customer service and deliver great outcomes for the community.

Caroline leads the Assets and Environment Group which includes Community Assets, Maintenance & Operations and Environmental Sustainability.

Director Community & Development

Andrew Paxton 
Andrew stepped into the role of Director Community & Development in May 2023. Prior to this role, Andrew was the General Manager at Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Trust, establishing the new organisation to plan for, manage and develop the racecourse Reserve for its three purposes, being racing, recreation and a public park, addressing years of historical imbalance.

Andrew has extensive experience in senior roles within the interface of Melbourne, leading a diverse range of teams including planning, building, health, sustainability, economic development, design and conservation programs. Andrew has been on the Board for Phillip Island Nature Parks, where tourism and visitor services funds the research and conservation programs.

Andrew leads the Community and Development Group which includes Community Wellbeing, Development Services, Economic Development, and Flood Recovery.