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Council's executive team

Yarra Ranges Acting CEO - Troy Edwards

Troy Edwards commenced with Yarra Ranges in 2011.  He brings extensive experience working in and around government at all levels.

Troy has held a number of positions in the federal public service, as a policy adviser in the Federal Parliament and as a senior adviser at the Municipal Association of Victoria.  Prior to joining Yarra Ranges, he was the managing director of a large public relations agency. 

With a background that brings together public and private sector experience, Troy is well positioned to seek innovative opportunities to improve outcomes for the Yarra Ranges community as well as delivering efficient and cost effective services.

An urban planner by education, Troy has completed a Master of Arts degree at Monash University and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  



Our executive team:

  • James Collins, Acting Director of Social and Economic Development
  • Jennifer Bednar, Acting Director of Corporate Services
  • Mark Varmalis, Director of Environment and Engineering


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