The Hepburn Shire Council organisation is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Aaron van Egmond, who operates under the guidance of the elected Council. Council delivers its services to the community through 2 departments, each of which is led by a General Manager.
Chief Executive Officer Bachelor Business (Marketing and International Trade)
Certificate IV (Business Excellence) Background
Aaron has 11 years of experience in local government with Towong Shire Council, prior to taking up the position of CEO with Hepburn Shire Council in May 2012. While at Towong Shire Council, Aaron performed the role of Director Development Services and was responsible for economic development, tourism, local laws, planning, building, environmental health, as well as major projects.
Prior to working in the Local Government sector Aaron worked in the construction industry both as a project manager and within his own businesses focused on construction, maintenance and property development.
General Manager Infrastructure Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Associate Diploma Civil Engineering Bruce joined Council in February 2012, having previously held the position of Manager Infrastructure with the Mount Alexander Shire Council, where he worked for 15 years. Bruce has extensive knowledge of local government engineering, asset management, emergency management, as well as effective management of operational and capital programs. As General Manager Infrastructure, Bruce overseas infrastructure maintenance which includes all capital works undertaken in the Shire, and our parks and Open Spaces team. He is also responsible for Council’s assets and engineering services, which includes waste management, maintenance of Council buildings and assets, special projects, fleet management and technical services. In addition, Bruce is responsible for Environmental Health, Town Planning and Building along with the Council’s Community Safety team, which encompasses emergency management responsibilities.
General Manager Community & Corporate Services
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Master of Environment (Policy Communication and Governance)