About Us

The Local Government Finance Professionals of Queensland (LGFP) represents financial and accounting professionals in Queensland Local Government.  The Association was originally formed in 1980 as the Local Government Accountants Association of Queensland (LGAA).  Our name was changed in late 2011 to better reflect the nature of our membership across Queensland councils.

The Association provides a forum for members to discuss the various opportunities and challenges which arise in the local government finance industry and across local government generally.  The Association has forged strong relationships with key stakeholders including the Queensland government, Queensland Audit Office, Queensland Treasury Corporation and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Qld (IPWEAQ) which ensures that the voices of our members are heard.

View our Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027 and Constitution

The Association is committed to high standards of ethical conduct and transparent management of conflicts of interest via its Conflicts of Interest Policy.

2024 LGFP Committee

The following members were elected to the LGFP Committee at our AGM in November 2023.

President – Michael Shave

Immediate Past President – Tony Brett

Senior Vice President – Toni Skillington (Western Downs Regional Council)

Junior Vice President – Narelle Ballini (Brisbane City Council)

Secretary – Andrea Ellis (Livingstone Shire Council)

Treasurer – Isaac Pickersgill

Committee member – Gurbindar Singh (Southern Downs Regional Council)

Committee member – Zoe Behrendt (Isaac Regional Council)

Committee member – Oliver Pring (Scenic Rim Regional Council)

Observer – Jessica Rossow (Gladstone Regional Council)

Observer – Brodie Saw (Brisbane City Council)

Observer – Kaylene Sloman (Boulia Shire Council)

For any enquires relating to the Association, please contact LGFP’s Office & Events Coordinator, Kylie Harris on email: admin@lgfp.org.au