Organisational Structure & Executive Team

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Chief Executive Officer - John Baker

John has extensive local government experience in the UK combined with commercial expertise developed as lead Partner in both Ernst and Young and KPMG in the UK and Australia. John has worked on some of the largest local government development programmes including “London Ventures” a private and public sector partnership and “Placed Based Budgets” which tackled local issues as diverse as health, social services and transport infrastructure.  He has also spent a considerable amount of time in Australia supporting the Not for Profit sector in both Aged Care and Disability Services. 

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Matt Green - Chief Financial Officer

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.

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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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