Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer - Stephanie Addison-Brown

Ms Addison-Brown has come to the Shire from the City of Bunbury where she served as the Director of Corporate and Community Services for seven years and the Director Planning and Development for one year.

Her wealth of experience includes implementing ‘Smart Cities’ initiatives, running Bunbury Wildlife Park, and overseeing the Bunbury City Library, Withers Library, Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury Visitor Centre, and the South West Sports Centre.

She has steered major city projects, strategies and initiatives alongside her fellow colleagues on the Executive Leadership Team.

Before working at the City of Bunbury, Stephanie joined the team at the City of Mandurah and, over seven years,  worked on strategy, corporate performance, organisational culture, economic development, tourism and marketing.

Prior to coming to Australia, she worked for Lonely Planet (the global, ethical travel guide publishers) where she was the UK office manager for a global office, which managed publications for countries and regions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Stephanie holds an BA (Hons) in Philosophy, as well as post graduate management studies

Director Corporate and Community Services - James Shepherd

James Shepherd commenced with the Shire in January 2020 after departing his Manager Sport and Recreation position at the City of Bunbury, where he oversaw a a range of significant community/commercial facilities.  

James was an Acting Director on several occasions, in both Infrastructure and Corporate/Community directorates, so has broad experience across multiple portfolio areas. His experience includes undertaking strategic community and asset planning as well as coordination of major community infrastructure projects including the recent multimillion dollar  “Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront” Project with the State Government.

James is a board member of the South West Academy of Sport as well as being the Deputy Chair of the Plico Energy’s Community Board. He is also a keen cyclist and participates in road cycling events. 


Director Sustainable Development and Infrastructure - Nick Logan

Nick Logan has been with the Shire since 2011, originally in the role of Coordinator Strategic Planning and Sustainability, before becoming Manager Planning Services and acting for significant periods in the previous Director of Sustainable Development role.

Nick has considerable expertise in planning and infrastructure, management of teams and an extensive knowledge of our community and local area.  Nick’s previous experience includes both public and private sector planning, and project development and delivery.  Before working at the Shire Nick was responsible for a team preparing the City Plan for Tauranga City in New Zealand which included working on strategic direction, the statutory planning rules and the integration of major infrastructure considerations for the City. 

Prior to working at Tauranga City Nick was partner in a local planning consultancy in Western Australia after working as a Senior Planner for The Planning Group.  These roles followed an earlier stint as a planner at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in the early 2000’s.

Nick has a Bachelors Degree in Resources and Environmental Planning, and post graduate qualifications in project management.


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Margaret River

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