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Our Executive Team

Port Stephens Council is led by General Manager Wayne Wallis, who is supported by 3 group managers.

General Manager — Wayne Wallis

Wayne Wallis

Wayne joined Port Stephens Council as Group Manager Corporate Services in January 2009, having over 35 years' experience in executive roles across local governments in Queensland and Victoria.

Wayne has led initiatives including the Sustainability Review Program - resulting in the elimination of Council's underlying deficit, the establishment of a long term financial plan for Council leading to TCorp endorsement and the successful pursuit of new and significant non-rate revenue streams.

In leading the organisation, Wayne has established a clear direction for the organisation to be known for its excellence in service delivery and strong customer focus.


Facilities and Services Group Manager — Greg Kable

Greg Kable

Greg joined Port Stephens Council in 2011 and became Section Manager Capital Works in 2013.

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

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

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Acting Corporate Services Group Manager — Tim Crosdale

 Tim Crosdale

Tim has extensive experience at senior and executive level management across private consulting and in 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 delivery of strong results. He brings to Council 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 Bachelor of Urban and Regional 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.


Acting Development Services Group Manager — Steve Peart

Steve Peart has been our Strategy and Environment Section Manager since 2018 and is currently acting as Development Services Group Manager.