Executive team

Tim Crosdale
Tim Crosdale

General Manager - Tim Crosdale

Tim Crosdale joined Port Stephens Council in 2018 following a successful career in senior and executive level management across private consulting and local government. Tim has a successful track record in business leadership, professional services provision, business and staff management with a passion for leading teams and delivering results.

Tim brings extensive skills and experience in development and strategic planning, project delivery, and business operations including HR, marketing, financial management and business development.

Tim holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Newcastle, and a Bachelor of Natural Resources (Hons 1) and a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of New England. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tim is focused on working collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of valued services to the Port Stephens community.

Facilities and Infrastructure Directorate - Greg Kable

Greg joined Port Stephens Council in 2011 and soon became Section Manager Capital Works in 2013.  He was appointed to the Group Manager Role in 2013.

With over 30 years experience in local government and 20 years managing large operational workforces, Greg enjoys leading and motivating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver building, engineering and maintenance programs.

He holds post graduate qualifications in Commerce, Engineering and Management.

Greg is passionate about the delivery of quality infrastructure and customer service to the people of Port Stephens.

Zoe Pattison

Corporate Strategy and Support Directorate - Zoe Pattison

With a tenure of over 20 years at Port Stephens Council, Zoe brings extensive experience within the Corporate Services Group. Throughout her career, Zoe has provided strategic Senior and Executive leadership across a variety of corporate functions including Human Resources, Workplace Development, Information and Communication Technology Systems, Data Management, Corporate Reporting, Property Services and Business Improvement. This experience has spanned both public and private sector organisations in the UK and Australia and is supported by a number of graduate and postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources and a Master of Business Leadership.

Zoe is a Graduate Membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds two Board positions.

With a focus on building capability and capacity amongst our people, in alignment with the future direction of the organisation, Zoe is passionate about providing strategic leadership to improve the services we deliver to our customers. The Principles of Business Excellence have provided a solid foundation on which she has successfully led, coordinated and facilitated large-scale business improvement initiatives.

Community Futures Directorate - Steven Peart

Steven joined Port Stephens Council as Strategy and Environment Section Manager in 2018.

He was appointed Acting Development Services Group Manager in 2020 and after a competitive recruitment process, was made official in the role in May 2021.

Over the past 13 years, Steve has held senior leadership positions in local government, environmental and engineering consulting firms, and major mining companies. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Management) from the University of Newcastle.

Steve is focused on building a team culture of innovation and excellence to create the best outcomes for our customers while respecting our broader community and the environment.