Key Personnel

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

Chief Executive Officer

Bill Parker

Bill Parker commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer with the Shire of Denmark in August 2016 and brings a passion for strategic planning to the position. Bill understands the power of teamwork, investing in people and building strong relationships with stakeholders.


He has held various positions in local government and more recently spent two years in the private sector as a licensed valuer.


In addition to holding formal qualifications in Project Management, Bill has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Masters of Business (Property). Bill has also recently been involved as a mentor in the Local Government CEO Mentor Program (a mentoring program for new CEOs in local government).


Having lived on the Amazing South Coast since 2002, Bill feels very fortunate to be a member of the Denmark community.

Director Corporate and Community Services

Cary Green

Cary Green commenced with the Shire as Director Corporate and Community Services in February 2017, having a previous background in local and state government.


Cary holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), and other qualifications in Management and Local Government. His previous roles include Director of Corporate and Community Services at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and Regional Manager, with the Department of Sport and Recreation.  Cary is responsible for the Shire’s Corporate and Community Services division to ensure Council’s objectives are achieved. Business units within Corporate and Community Services include Finance, Customer Service, Records, Information Technology, Libraries, Recreation Services, Emergency Management and Community Development.


Cary is passionate about the community and sport and recreation and enjoys many sporting pursuits including surfing, boating, cricket and golf.   

Director Assets & Sustainable Development

David King

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.