Executive Team

The Hepburn Shire Council organisation is led by CEO, Evan King, who operates under the guidance of the elected Council. Council delivers its services to the community through two departments, each of which is led by a General Manager.

Evan King


Bachelor of Business
Certified Practicing AccountantGraduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Evan King commenced as Hepburn Shire Council CEO in July 2018. Evan’s Local Government career includes executive roles at Pyrenees Shire Council as the Director of Corporate and Community Services and Hepburn Shire Council as the General Manager Corporate Services. Prior to working in Local Government, Evan had an extensive career working in manufacturing and held senior management positions with Mars Confectionery and FMP (Bendix Mintex). Evan has a Bachelor of Business from Federation University, is a qualified CPA and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Having lived and worked in rural Victoria all his life, Evan is passionate about rural living and ensuring that those who live in regional Victoria have access to high quality services and facilities.

Bruce Lucas

Director Infrastructure & Development Services

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 Director of Infrastructure & Development Services, 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.

Bradley Thomas
Director Community & Corporate Services

Bachelor of CommerceChartered Accountant
Masters of Business Administration

Bradley joined Council in January 2019, having previously held the position of Executive Manager Business Performance with the Mount Alexander Shire Council. Bradley has extensive knowledge of local government finance, information technology and corporate reporting. Bradley is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds an MBA and is passionate about ensuring a high functioning organisation that delivers quality services to the community.

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