Don Cole – Director


Don Cole has been living in Ararat since 2012, which is when he joined the Ararat Rural City Council as its Director of Assets, Finances and Corporate Services.

Prior to joining the Ararat Rural City Council, Don was a self-employed business consultant providing project management and business improvement services to a wide variety of businesses, including Government and private organisations.  Don’s management and strategic skills are underpinned by a Bachelor of Engineering (B-Eng) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Don is married to Jennifer, a registered nurse, and they have 4 children (young adults).  In Don’s words, “Ararat has everything going for it; great people, adequate infrastructure, brilliant location and awesome natural environments; and none of these wonderful gifts should ever be squandered.”

Committee Membership

Audit & Risk Committee
Capital Development Committee