General Manager and Managers
General Manager - Andrew Roach
Andrew Roach has 30 years’ experience in Local Government across Australia, holding the position of CEO/General Manager at four Regional Councils. With a background in finance and governance, his leadership is based around creating empowered teams that deliver for their local communities.
Disclosure of Interest Return: https://www.nirc.gov.au/downloads/file/1606/23-8095-disclosure-of-interest-return-30-june-2023-andrew-roach-redacted
Manager Planning and Environment - Phil Reid
Phil is an environment and sustainability professional, with over 18 years’ experience in consulting and operational roles.
He has worked across mainland Australia (NSW, QLD, ACT, WA) as well as in Europe, in planning and approvals, biodiversity management, contaminated land management, community liaison, EMS and sustainability roles. Sectors have included infrastructure, mining and urban development.
Highly experienced in the delivery of infrastructure, conservation and spatial services projects, Phil's qualifications of a Bachelor of Environmental Science, majoring in environmental management, and Master of Environmental Law provided him with a foundation to work across diverse industries and communities.
Phil is passionate about supporting communities and projects to achieve sustainable development and strives to work with stakeholders to realise these objectives.
Disclosure of Interest Return: https://www.nirc.gov.au/downloads/file/1607/23-8099-disclosure-of-interest-return-30-june-2023-phil-reid-redacted
Manager Economic Development - Sandy McFeeters
Sandy has extensive management experience in remote area eco/nature based resorts and public sector tourism operations within World Heritage and protected areas spanning 30 years.
She has held roles as GM, Heron Island Resort and Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust, Assistant GM at Heron Island, Lizard Island, Orpheus Island and Southern Ocean Lodge.
Sandy's experience also encompasses public sector nature-based tourism operations such as GM Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Site Manager Seal Bay Conservation Park and Project Leader Visitor Strategy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources South Australia and Visitor Services Manager, Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
She has proven success in consistently increasing productivity, improving gross profit and controlling costs across multifaceted resort and tourism operations. This success is supported through the identification of new markets and development of multi-layered eco/nature based tourism experiences to extend product offering, improving guest experience and business outcomes.
Disclosure of Interest Return: https://www.nirc.gov.au/downloads/file/1608/23-8094-disclosure-of-interest-return-30-june-2023-sandy-mcfeeters-redacted
Manager Infrastructure and Services - Gordon Malesevic
Gordon has over 30 years’ professional experience and joins Norfolk Island Regional Council after working in private construction companies and in numerous local government organisations in New South Wales.
Among his work for councils such as Strathfield, Ryde, Northern Beaches, Sydney City, South Sydney and Kiama, he ensured the goals of Community Strategic Plans were achieved, utilising and mentoring in-house teams and external consultants to deliver value for money and successful outcomes.
Gordon's broad ranging experience has seen him deliver projects including an aquatic centre, town centre upgrades, improved traffic management, dam construction, road construction, flood mitigation, dredging of inland waterways and emergency services role during disasters and the provision of support services to the community.
Disclosure of Interest Return: https://www.nirc.gov.au/downloads/file/1609/23-8096-disclosure-of-interest-return-30-june-2023-gordon-malesivic-redacted
Manager Customer Care - Cheryl (Sarlu) LeCren
Born on Norfolk Island and making it her home for most of her life, Cheryl (Sarlu) LeCren knows she lives on the best place on earth. Her role as Manager Customer Services means she can help make a difference to the people she shares the island with.
Sarlu brings a wealth of experience to her role, including 28 years working within the Norfolk Island public service sector and five years in New Zealand dealing with Maori land issues. She knows the workings of island administration through a wide-ranging working career that began in roles that included records, relief clerk, team leader water assurance scheme, EDP (IT), planning to land registry, GIS, rates officer, among others.
From this broad-based perspective, she brings an understanding of Council services to her role of Manager Customer Care. In addition, she holds several statutory appointments, including Registrar of Titles, Deputy Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Deputy Registrar of Liquor, Deputy Registrar of Associations, Deputy Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, and Deputy Curator of Deceased Estates.
Over the years, Sarlu has been involved in many community and sporting associations on Norfolk Island, and in her spare time she enjoys travel to places like Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, south-east Asia, USA and Europe.
Disclosure of Interest Return: TBA
Manager Corporate and Finance - Paul Martin
Paul is a solution-focussed finance and governance professional with an eye for detail, a respect for compliance and a belief in culture. He employs accountable communication techniques to get the best from himself and others.
Joining Council in November 2021 following 6.5 years in a similar role with a regional Queensland Council, Paul is loving the job, the people, the geography and the challenges and is committed to Council’s transition to sustainability.
Prior to joining Qld Local Government in 2015 he worked in compliance and management accounting and management consulting and has been involved in key projects including the development of Queensland’s Alcohol Management Plans, the redevelopment of Townsville’s Jezzine Barracks and the feasibility of establishing a prawn farm on Badu Island in the Torres Strait.
Paul and his wife Megan first visited Norfolk Island almost twenty years ago and vowed to return some day. Having achieved that goal, their time is spent soaking in the history of Norfolk, enjoying the fresh local produce and restaurants, swimming and snorkelling at Emily and tackling the occasional walking track.
Disclosure of Interest Return: https://www.nirc.gov.au/downloads/file/1611/23-8098-disclosure-of-interest-return-30-june-2023-paul-martin-redacted
Telephone: +672 3 22001
Postal Address: PO Box 95, Norfolk Island 2899