Mark Pitt

Mark Pitt

Chief Executive Officer

Born and raised in the Lockyer Valley, Mark has lived in a variety of areas within Queensland and Tasmania.  Entering Local Government in 1999, after working with the then Queensland State Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relations, he has fulfilled a number of roles including Manager Community Services and Deputy CEO.  Mark took the reins at Cook Shire Council in 2002 as Chief Executive Officer.  In 2007, Mark accepted the role of General Manager with North Midlands Council in Tasmania.  In 2010 he commenced duties with the North Burnett Regional Council.

Mark has a Bachelor of Arts and completed his Masters in 2009 through Deakin University in Governance and Public Policy.

He now resides with his family in Coalstoun Lakes and has interests in Community Infrastructure and Services.  Mark is a member of Rotary and is the Charter President for the recently reformed Rotary Club of Gayndah as well as formerly being elected in the role of Director of Vocational Services for the Rotary Club of Longford.  Mark has also previously served on the Board of the State Local Government Managers Association (Tas), is an active member of the Local Government Managers Association (Qld) and been a member of various other clubs and associations.

Mark is married to Nicola and has two daughters, Charlotte and Elizabeth who work locally in the North Burnett Region.

Trevor Harvey

General Manager Strategy, Innovation and Assets




Brad Duke

Brad Duke

General Manager Corporate and Community

Born in Bundaberg, Brad spend most of his early life in Mount Isa, and secondary school years at boarding school in Brisbane. In 1980 he commenced as a Cadet Local Government Clerk at Mount Isa City Council.

With over 35 years local government experience across 5 Qld Councils (including Mount Isa, Rockhampton (City & Regional), Redland and Central Highlands), Brad has served in variety of leadership roles and responsibilities with key focus on customer service, efficient and effective service delivery and continuous improvement.

From 1989 to 2008 Brad was employed at Rockhampton City Council commencing as the Assistant to the Town Clerk, then Deputy Director Admin & Community Services, Deputy CEO/Director Corporate Services and finally the last Chief Executive Officer prior to the 2008 Qld local government amalgamations.

From 2009 to 2017 Brad was with the Central Highlands Regional Council in a variety senior positions in Blackwater and Emerald and from 2011 to 2017 was the General Manager Communities.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Public Administration), is a Graduate from Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) (previous CQ Branch President), and a qualified Company Secretary, via Chartered Secretaries Australia (now Governance Institute of Australia).

Brad is married to Maree and has two adult children, Madeline and Brendan, both attending University in Brisbane. In 2016, Brad was awarded a “Distinguished Alumni” (Honorary) Award by the Central Qld University for local government and community service.


Ray Strohfeldt

General Manager Works (Acting)

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