Charters Towers Regional Council has adopted a high-level organisational structure that consists of a Chief Executive Officer who is supported by a Director, three Executive Managers and a Management Leadership Team.
The Chief Executive Officer and other members of the Executive Leadership Team partner with staff and Councillors to deliver expected outcomes to the community.
Council's organisational structure is designed to support the achievement of Council's vision and key objectives. Reviews of the organisational structure ensure the optimal deployment of resources to deliver identified corporate priorities.
Executive Leadership Team
Council's Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is comprised of the following personnel:
Martin Drydale is Council’s Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the position in July 2022.
Martin is an experienced local government professional with 40 years’ experience in both UK and Australian local government and the private sector. His background is in strategic executive and financial management with prior roles in corporate services, infrastructure delivery and maintenance, planning and development, and information technology systems implementation.
Martin’s role as CEO at Council is to provide strategic leadership and direction to its staff, volunteers, and contractors, and ensure that the community’s aims and objectives as outlined in Council’s Corporate Plan are implemented effectively and efficiently.
Martin is also directly responsible for:
- Mayor and Councillor Support
- Governance and Compliance
- Media and Communications
- Executive Support Services
- Advocacy and Lobbying
Hayley Thompson is the Executive Manager Community Building and was appointed to this role in October 2022.
Hayley has over 20 years local government experience and prior to commencing in this role she was the Manager Community Services.
As Executive Manager Community Building, Hayley is responsible for providing strategic direction to a number of areas including:
- Planning and Development
- Tourism, Trade and Investment
- World Theatre Operations
- Library Operations
- Tourism and Events
- Customer Service and Records
Debbie Wilson is the Executive Manager – Organisational Services at Charters Towers Regional Council and was appointed to this role in October 2022.
Debbie has over 20 years experience in finance and corporate services within the not-for-profit, disability, chartered practice, and energy sectors. Prior to commencing in this role she was a Chief Financial Officer in the not-for-profit sector.
As Executive Manager – Organisational Services, Debbie is responsible for managing and providing strategic direction to a number of areas including:
- Finance, Rating & Procurement
- Work, Health Safety & Risk
- Project Management Office (PMO)