Organisational Structure & Executive Team

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CarlCowie_headshot.jpgChief Executive Officer - Carl Cowie

A native of Scotland, and with qualifications in economics, finance and an MBA, supplemented with studies at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Carl Cowie became CEO at Mornington Peninsula Shire in December 2014. With a hands on approach to building high performance teams and executing clear business strategies, coupled with strong personal management, Mr Cowie has quickly transformed the day to day and strategic business operations and capabilities of the Mornington Peninsula Shire. He is internationally experienced, the result of previous work in healthcare, facilities management, transport, and manufacturing and construction project management, and is highly skilled in maximising business performance and increasing customer satisfaction.

Matt-Green.jpgMatt Green - Chief Financial Officer

The Corporate Services group includes Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Communications & Events, Property & Valuations, and Environment Protection.  

Building on a background in business turnaround and insolvency, Matt has gained extensive general management experience in the corporate and consulting spheres across a range of industries including; agriculture, manufacturing, retail, construction, financial services, banking, automotive, sport, not-for profit and contingent workforce solutions. In all of the roles Matt has held, he has worked with, or worked at, the executive level of management.

As a fully qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with over 10 years senior management experience, Matt has successfully driven the strategy, finances and operations of many businesses and thrives on leading organisations through the next phase of their evolution.

Alison-Leighton-COO-web.jpgAlison Leighton, Chief Operating Officer

Alison Leighton is the Chief Operating Officer at Mornington Peninsula Shire. In this role, her responsibilities include delivery of the Shire’s $35M Capital Works Program, management of the Shire’s $40M per annum long term infrastructure maintenance service contracts, oversite of the Council’s planning and building services areas and leadership of the Shire’s response to Climate Change.  Alison is a qualified engineer, an MBA graduate and a member of the IPWEA (Vic) Board.