Key Personnel

The Shire of Denmark is structured around three directorates; Governance, Corporate and Community Services and Assets & Sustainable Development. 

Acting Chief Executive Officer

David Schober commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer (Acting) in October 2019, following his two years as Community Services Manager with the Shire of Denmark. He has over 20 years  management experience across Local Government, Not for Profit and the private sector.


David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science as well as other post graduate qualifications in Management. His previous roles include Regional Manager, Great Southern, with St John Ambulance and Executive Manager of Community Services with the City of Albany.


David has lived on the Amazing South Coast since 1996 with his family and is a passionate community member volunteering in the sporting and education sectors as both a Board member and Coach.


Director Corporate and Community Services


Director Assets & Sustainable Development

David King commenced in the role of Director Assets and Sustainable Development in March 2019 and brings with him eight years of regional local government experience in the field. He has a strong customer focus and recognises the importance of delivering against community needs and aspirations.    


David holds a Masters Degree in Engineering, is a Chartered Professional Engineer with the Institute of Engineers Australia, and graduated the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Executive Manager Community Services 

Angela Simpson joined the Shire of Denmark team in November 2019 having come from the role as Regional Director at the Great Southern Development Commission.

Angela is passionate about supporting and strengthening community through capacity building, inclusive planning and creative problem solving.

Angela holds a Master in Education, along with qualifications in project management, statutory compliance and applied science and has worked extensively in the training sector including stints on international development projects in the Pacific, with Country Fire Authority Vic, St John Ambulance WA and state training agencies in WA and QLD.