Key Personnel

The Shire of Denmark is structured around four directorates; Governance, Corporate and Community Services, Infrastructure and Assets and 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 Infrastructure and Assets

Gilbert Arlandoo

Gilbert commenced in the role of Director of Infrastructure and Assets with the Shire of Denmark in January 2016. His portfolio includes Engineering Services, Waste Services, Works Services and Asset Management.


Gilbert is a professional engineer, with qualifications in Civil Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.  He is currently a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia.  Gilbert’s career in the public and private sectors spans over 25 years, and has been predominantly in the areas of engineering, waste and management.


Gilbert also loves Denmark beaches, art and music, and is involved in local cultural activities.

Director Sustainable Development

Annette Harbron

Annette commenced work at the Shire of Denmark in January 2011 as the Director of Planning & Sustainability, and more recently with an organisational restructure is the Director Sustainable Development.


She has a strong local government planning background having worked in local government for some 20 years – primarily in regional areas. 


Annette is driven by the desire to achieve good outcomes for the community.