Meet our Team

At the Shire we value Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork. We are an organisation that cares about our people and community. 

We are continuing to grow from a small rural Shire to a medium sized local government with a diverse population. The demands placed on the organisation to service the community’s needs continue to grow in scale and complexity.

The Shire is focused on improving the customer experience and is committed to excellence, technology and innovation, as major elements of our ongoing transformation to provide increasing levels of service quality and consistency.

Executive Management Team

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Gordon MacMile

Chief Executive Officer

Gordon joined the Shire of Capel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in August 2021 after 7 years in the WA State Government and previous roles at the City of Mandurah, City of Cockburn, and the Town of Port Hedland.

The CEO provides overall leadership and implements the Shire’s strategic direction, under the guidance of the Capel Shire Council.

Gordon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation along with the Executive team, and with the Shire’s staff, acts on the Council’s decisions and provides services and activities to the Capel community.

  • Strategic Leadership and Direction
  • Elected Members
  • Advocacy and Economic Development
  • Office of the CEO
  • Corporate Communication.

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Samantha Chamberlain

Director Community & Corporate

In March 2021, the Shire of Capel welcomed Samantha as Director Community and Corporate, having spent the previous 20 years in State Government with the Department of Education in Australia and the UK.

Samantha supports the CEO and the Council with strategic and operational functions across the organisation and leads numerous projects both internal and external based.

Samantha is responsible for leading the following departments, ably supported by a team of dedicated Managers and staff:

  • Finance
  • Rates
  • Governance and Risk
  • Community Development
  • Community Safety
  • Organisational Development, including Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Customer Relations
  • Libraries
  • Business and Technology, including Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Records.

On a personal note; Samantha values her role and the staff at the Shire and is committed to providing a high level of service to the Shire of Capel community and its visitors.

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Tanya Gillett

Director Infrastructure & Development

Tanya has worked in various Local Governments throughout Western Australia in a career spanning more than 30 years.  With experience across the many diverse departmental areas within a Local Government setting, she joined the Shire of Capel in April 2022 as the Director of Infrastructure and Development.

Tanya is responsible for leading the following departments along with a team of experienced Managers and staff:

  • Planning – Strategic and Statutory Planning
  • Building Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Emergency Management including Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades
  • Sustainability
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Engineering and Technical Services
  • Asset and Facilities Management
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Works and Operations
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Waste Management.