Our Organisation

City of Wagga Wagga Sectors

About the City of Wagga Wagga

The City of Wagga Wagga serves more than 63,000 residents with an annual budget of $110M.

The organisation manages more than $1.47 billion in assets, including a 2300km road network, Wagga Wagga Airport, Livestock Marketing Centre and the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre.

Council also provides important community facilities such as Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga City Library, Museum of the Riverina and Civic Theatre, as well as maintaining countless parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities to ensure Wagga maintains its reputation as “the City of Good Sports”.

Robert Knight GMRobert Knight - General Manager

  • Appointed as General Manager until 30 November 2017, or until the recruitment process is finalised and the successful applicant commences employment
  • Bachelor Library & Information Science, Riverina College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University)
  • Began employment with Council in October 1980 as a Reference Librarian and held a number of roles before being appointed Manager of the Riverina Community Library Service in 1993
  • Manager Recreation and Cultural Services from 2002 to 2005 before being appointed to the role of Executive Director - Riverina Regional Library in 2005, overseeing the provision of library services to 138,000 constituents in 10 local government areas across a geographic area of 48,000 square kilometres.

Key Areas

Audit, Risk, Governance; Marketing and Communications; Executive and Councillor Support; People and Culture; Riverina Regional Library

Caroline Angel
Caroline Angel – Director Commercial Operations
  • Completed studies in the area of Business and Management and Leadership Program through Mt Eliza Business School, University of Melbourne
  • Extensive experience in Federal and State Government Departments as well as the private sector within the areas of project management and Diplomatic Services
  • Has held senior positions within Australia and overseas

Key Areas

Roads; Parks, Sewer, Stormwater, Engineering, Project Management

Janice Summerhayes
Janice Summerhayes – Director Community
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Charles Sturt University
  • Held positions across State Government, community-based organisations and 20 years’ experience in Local Government

Key Areas

Community Services; Cultural facilities and public programs; Events; Visitor Economy; Environment; City Compliance

Natalie Te Pohe
NatalieTe Pohe – Director Finance
  • Holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of South Australia and has completed the CPA Program
  • Has held positions in Western Australian Councils, the Queensland Mining Industry and the South Australian Government

Key Areas

Finance; Procurement; Corporate Planning, Land Use Planning, City Strategy; Information Systems Customer Service

James Bolton – Acting Director Commercial Development

Key Areas

Council Businesses, Town Planning, Building Certification, Plumbing