Meet the Team
The Shire of Capel is headed by Acting Chief Executive Officer Mark Chester and divided into three areas of Strategy and Economy, Corporate and Community, and Infrastructure and Development.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Mark has 30 years’ experience as CEO, commencing in Broomehill in 1990.
Appointed CEO at the Shire of Dardanup in 1998, and completed 22 years, leaving to start his own business in training and counselling.
Mark has Graduate Diploma of Local Government Management, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy, a Diploma in Project Management, and Diploma in Government Investigations.
The Acting CEO’s role is to manage the day to day operations of the Shire of Capel, liaise with the Shire President and the elected members. Key aspects of the role include strategic and corporate planning, public relations, leadership, risk management, and intergovernmental relations.
Director of Community and Corporate
Susan has held senior general and financial management roles across both private and public sectors for over 20 years and joined the Shire of Capel in 2014.
Susan holds an Honours degree in Economics, is a qualified Management Accountant and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Susan manages a range of functions across the organisation including finance, information technology, customer service, records management, governance, human resources, community development, events and libraries.
Director of Infrastructure and Development
Jason has held senior executive and operational roles within the public sector for over 20 years and joined the Shire of Capel in 2014.
Jason is a qualified civil engineer with post-graduate qualifications in business, project management and environmental science.
Jason manages a diverse portfolio with responsibility for the infrastructure and development functions of the organisation including planning, building, health, waste management, asset management, parks, gardens and reserves, engineering, strategic projects, ranger services and emergency management.