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Executive Management Team Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team is made up of the Chief Executive Officer and three Directors.

It provides advice to Council and is responsible for co-ordinating the day-to-day management of the region. 

The Team monitors and facilitates the implementation of service delivery and major projects.

Peter Smith

Peter Smith, Director - Community and Development
The role of Community and Development Services is to provide programs, facilities and spaces for healthy and diverse communities. 

The directorate also encourages and facilitates development to enhance the liveability of the region which is balanced by the Local Government’s role of implementing the appropriate regulatory framework.

Peter Smith holds a Bachelor of Business and has been employed in local government for 34 years including a variety of positions at Brisbane, Maryborough and Fraser Coast councils.

Alexis Hill

Alexis Hill, Director - Organisational Services
Organisational Services is responsible for providing a smart, sustainable and customer focused organisation, through a highly skilled and motivated workforce.  Through the areas of People Development, Information Management, Corporate Business, Financial Services and Fleet and Procurement this vision is achieved.

Alexis Hill holds a Bachelor of Business, is a graduate of the Company Directors Course and has 10 years experience in both local government and the private sector across New South Wales and Queensland.


Davendra Naidu,  Director - Infrastructure Services
The Infrastructure Services Directorate is responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of road,  drainage and other infrastructure projects to meet the requirements of a rapidly developing region.

Davendra Naidu holds a Master of Engineering  Management, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), and Diploma in Civil Engineering & Construction.  Davendra has 20 years’ experience in Civil/Structural engineering and has worked in local government for the last 15 years including 6 years as Deputy Director of the former Maryborough City Council's Department of Engineering.


Peter Care, Director – Wide Bay Water & Waste Services

Wide Bay Water and Waste Services is responsible for providing water, sewerage and waste collection services to all households and businesses across the Fraser Coast region. 

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the Australasian water industry and has been involved in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of several innovative water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

Peter is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on a number of water industry groups within Australia.