Clare Phelan, Director Corporate Support

Clare joined Sutherland Shire Council in April 2019, bringing with her a wealth of experience as a local government executive. With over 18 years’ experience working in regional and metropolitan Councils across Australia, Clare has extensive capabilities in corporate strategy, financial management and business improvement.

Clare has previously worked as a Director of Corporate Services in regional NSW Councils and, in recent years, held several senior corporate management roles at Wollongong City Council. Clare holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Business Leadership, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a certified practicing accountant.

As Director Corporate Support, Clare is responsible for:

  • corporate governance
  • elected member support
  • people and culture
  • financial management
  • community engagement
  • customer experience
  • enterprise content management
  • workplace health and safety
  • enterprise risk management
  • procurement and
  • legal.