Organisational Structure & Executive Team
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Chief 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 - 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.
Niall McDonagh - Chief Operating Officer
Niall joined the Shire in 1999 following his graduation from Monash University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). His engineering career began within the Traffic & Road Safety team as a graduate traffic engineer. In 2003 he was appointed the Team Leader - Traffic and Road Safety where along with the team he was instrumental in implementing a number of innovations and strategies.
In 2007 Niall was named Manager Infrastructure Strategy, where he reviewed and enhanced the Capital Works development and delivery and reviewed and developed numerous strategies and plans. During his time in Infrastructure Strategy, he completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA). In 2013, Niall was assigned to the Manager Renewable Resources role and following this role was appointed Manager Infrastructure Maintenance. In 2015, he was appointed to the Executive Manager Infrastructure Services position.
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