New Executive Team appointed

Central Goldfields Shire Council has announced the appointment of its new Executive Team today.

The announcement of the three new General Managers follows an extensive recruitment and selection process.


General Manager Infrastructure Assets and Planning – Rebecca Stockfeld

Rebecca is currently the Acting Director Sustainable Development at Mount Alexander Shire Council. She has extensive experience in senior management roles in land use planning in both State and Local Government including as Assistant Director, State Planning Services, Department of Planning and Community Services Victoria.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor in Applied Science (Planning) from RMIT and a Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning from Melbourne University.

General Manager Corporate Performance – Paul Brumby

Paul is currently the Manager Finance at Pyrenees Shire Council and has worked in local government corporate services for over 25 years including as General Manager Corporate Services at Ararat Rural City Council.   He has previously held board positions with Willaura/Lake Bolac Financial Services Limited and Ballarat Child and Family Services.

Paul has a Bachelor of Business with majors in Accounting and Information Technology from Federation University (formerly known as the Ballarat College of Advanced Education).

General Manager Community Wellbeing – Brenton West

Brenton is currently the Director Corporate Services at Mallee Family Care, a large community sector organisation based in Mildura.  His previous roles include the Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority, a regional organisation representing the 12 Southern Tasmanian councils; a Board Director of Li-Ve Tasmania (Disability Service Provide) and Board Director of Destination Southern Tasmania.

Brenton has a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts Degree (BBus/BA) majoring in Human Resource Management and Political Science, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course (GAICD) and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

Central Goldfields Shire CEO Lucy Roffey said all three positions attracted a quality field of candidates.

“Our new Executive team brings with them extensive skills and experience and will play an integral role in our renewed focus on corporate governance, finance, risk, compliance and building community engagement.”

“We look forward to welcoming Rebecca, Paul and Brenton to the Central Goldfields Shire in the coming months.”


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