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

The Shire is currently recruiting for this position.  

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
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