Executive Team

Meet the City of Busselton's executive team and learn about their responsibilities. 

Tony Nottle

Chief Executive Officer

Tony provides leadership to the organisation and implements the Council’s strategic direction. The CEO is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the City and ensuring that advice and information is available to Council so that informed decisions can be made.

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Oliver Darby

Director - Engineering and Environment

Oliver is responsible for the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure assets, including roads, footpaths, cycle ways, drainage, parks and gardens, as well as environmental management including nature reserves, waterways and coastal. This directorate is also responsible for the City’s waste management services and for the effective management of the City’s fleet.


Paul Needham

Director - Community Planning 

Paul is responsible for delivery of services to assist in planning for the growth and development of the people and places in our community. The directorate oversees strategic and statutory planning, building, community development, leisure centres, youth services and the regulation of environmental health services, rangers, and the coordination of the City’s local emergency management services.


Maxine Palmer

Director - Economic and Business Development

Maxine is responsible for services aimed at facilitating the best use of our key community and commercial assets, and driving economic development within our City. Services include libraries, events and culture, economic development, Saltwater, the Busselton Margaret River Airport, Busselton Jetty and Busselton Jetty Tourist Park, other City venues and our property portfolio.

Maxine Palmer


Sarah Pierson

Director - Corporate Strategy and Performance 

Sarah is responsible for the Corporate Strategy and Performance directorate which supports the provision of City services by providing professional support, advice and information to ensure goals and objectives of the organisation are clear and performance reported on. Services include customer service, finance and rating, governance and risk, human resources and work health and safety, information technology, records management and legal services. 

Sarah Pierson


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