Leadership & Structure

Council Structure

General Manager - Glenn Handford

As General Manager of MidCoast Council, Mr Handford will oversee the ongoing development of a Council that has the means to become financially sustainable and is customer focussed.

Director Community Spaces & Services - Paul De Szell

The Community Spaces & Services division is responsible for the following areas of Council business:

  • Customer Service
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Community Engagement & Community Strategic Plans
  • Trades
  • Marketing & Tourism
  • Libraries
  • Economic Development
  • Cemeteries
  • Event Management
  • Buildings
  • Aboriginal Services
  • Youth Services
  • Urban Tree Management
  • Manning Entertainment Centre
  • Volunteers
  • Manning Regional Art Gallery
  • Community Development
  • Asset Strategy & Plans (Non-transport)
  • Media & Public Relations
  • Ageing & Disability Services
  • Airport
  • Parks, Recreation (passive & active)
Director Corporate & Business Systems - Steve Embry

The Corporate & Business Systems division of MidCoast Council deals with:

  • Governance
  • Support Services and Business paper
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Planning / Development
  • Property Management
  • IPR (including DP/OP and Reporting)
  • Commercial Development
  • Financial Services ( including LTFP& S94)
  • Procurement and Stores
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Fleet And Plant Management
  • Information, Communication & Technology Management
Director Engineering & Infrastructure - Ron Hartley

The Engineering & Infrastructure division is responsible for:

  • Road Construction & Maintenance
  • Weight of Loads
  • Bridge Construction & Maintenance
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Stormwater / Drainage Maintenance
  • Development Engineering
  • Asset Strategy and Plans (Transport)
  • Emergency Management & LEMO
  • Investigation and Design (Roads, Bridges, Drainage)
  • Natural Hazard Investigation & Design (Flood, Coastal Process)
Director Planning & Natural Systems - Lisa Schiff

The Planning and Natural Systems division of MidCoast Council covers the following:

  • Development Assessment
  • Waste Services
  • Building Certification
  • Public Health
  • Regulatory Services
  • Noxious Weeds
  • Water Quality Management
  • Natural Areas & Systems
  • Catchment Management
  • Strategic Planning (Landuse , Coastal Process, Flood, Heritage, 149 Certificates)
Director Water Services Division - Brendan Guiney

The Water Services division of Council was created by the integration of the former MidCoast Water.