About Us


Local Government Finance Professionals (FinPro) is the peak body servicing Local Government Finance Professionals in Victoria.

An Incorporated Association, FinPro has over 700 members representing all Victorian Local Government Councils, 5 regional library corporations and over twenty other organisations. It is affiliated with CPA Australia and has representation on the Public Sector Committee of CPA Australia.

Local Government Finance Professionals Inc held their last AGM on Friday 23 February 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Rules – Local Government Finance Professionals Inc. Adopted 3.12.21

2.12.22 – FinPro AGM Minutes






Our Mission


Our mission underpins how we work and operate on a day to day basis.

  • Advocate (on behalf of our members)
  • Educate (members)
  • Communicate (both with our members and with other organisations)
  • Innovate (share new ideas and encourage continuous improvement)
  • Collaborate (provide networking opportunities and work with other organisations)


Our Values


Respect. we will treat others as we wish to be treated

  • We will be accepting, supporting everyone worth and dignity, regardless of background, abilities or beliefs
  • We will be considerate, always being aware of and honouring others’ rights and feelings.
  • We will be attentive, being ready to learn from others
  • We will be encouraging, demonstrating concern for the growth and develop


Integrity – we will operate with integrity in all aspects of our work and dealings

  • We will be honest in our dealings with each other
  • We will take responsibility for our actions
  • We will respect and recognise ethical frameworks
  • We will adhere to ethical accounting standards


Accountability – we will take responsibility for our own actions

  • We will do what we say we will do


Participation – we will give everyone an opportunity to be involved.

  • Seek various ways to consult with members
  • Run Professional Development Days
  • Provide opportunities for all members to participate
  • Provide opportunities for all sector partners to participate


Executives of FinPro for 2024

Local Government Finance Professionals (FinPro) is managed to an elected Executive of up to 15 members plus the President. The Executive were elected at the FinPro AGM on Friday 23 February 2024 and will now hold their position until the next AGM is held at the end of 2024.

Their role is to oversee the running of FinPro, setting direction, policy and ensuring the Vision of FinPro is achieved.

Bradley Thomas


Hepburn Shire Council

Tony Rocca

VP - Chair Technical

Maroondah City Council

Binda Gokhale

Advocacy and Vision


Belinda Johnson

VP - Chair Professional Development

Horsham Rural City Council

Melissa Baker

Professional Development

Casey City Council

Fiona Rae

Technical Committee

Golden Plains Shire Council

Nathan Morsillo

Technical Committee

Greater Bendigo City Council

Alan Wilson

Professional Development

Melbourne City Council

Aaron Gerrard

Professional Development

Whittlesea City Council

Navec Lorkin

Technical Committee

Knox City Council

Gabrielle Gordon

Executive Officer


Simone Wickes

Technical Committee

Monash City Council

Wei Chen

Technical Committee

Yarra City Council

Nathan Kearsley

Professional Development

Latrobe City Council

John Brockway

Professional Development Committee

Warrnambool City Council

The administration of FinPro is managed by the organisations Executive Officer – Gabrielle Gordon.

FinPro Financial Report

Local Government Finance Professionals (Inc) is an incorporated association.  Financial accounts are prepared each year in line with requirements and are audited by HLB Mann Judd.

The latest financial reports prepared and audited were for the reporting period 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023 are available here.