Director Corporate Services


Trish Kirkland

Commenced: February 2019

Trish was appointed Director Corporate Services at Edward River Council in December 2018 and commenced in the role in February 2019. Previously, Trish was Director Community and Governance at Uralla Shire Council in the New England region of northern NSW, and prior to that, held management roles across multiple portfolios at Byron Shire Council on the state's north coast.

As Director Corporate Services, Trish is responsible for leading Council's finance functions, including rates, revenue and long-term financial planning; ensuring the provision of efficient and responsive customer service; supporting the organisation in developing and maintaining a reputation as an employer of choice; and ensuring the delivery of quality internal services, including human resources and information technology services, to Council's other departments and branches. This role also sees Trish leading several critical corporate projects, including the implementation of the TechnologyOne enterprise system, development of the organisation's governance framework, and delivery of the Long Term Financial Plan and Workforce Management Plan.

Trish holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Murdoch University, a Diploma in Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.