Hello from the new CEO


Trent headshot

I’m excited to join Central Ranges LLEN as the new Chief Executive Officer, having previously worked for the organisation as a strategic planner and facilitator over recent years. I’d like to thank our wonderful Board, staff team, members and partners for making me feel very welcome over the past six weeks.

It’s been a busy time for us here at CRLLEN, putting our 2015 plan into action and preparing for our Annual General Meeting on 19 May. Please keep an eye out for our official AGM notice in mid-April and the opportunity to join our dedicated Board. If you’d like to find out more, please contact me at [email protected] or call me on 0414 885 380.

We’re currently developing a new Strategic Plan for CRLLEN that will guide our work over coming years. I’d love to hear your thoughts about CRLLEN’s direction and priorities, what we do well, what we can do better and how we can make the biggest difference in the lives of local young people. Please get in touch if you have thoughts you’d like to share.

I look forward to meeting many more of you over coming months.


Trent McCarthy
CEO, Central Ranges LLEN
[email protected]
0414 885 380

Thank you & Farewell Interim CEO


Central Ranges LLEN would like to thank Joe Anka who has been in the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer for the past 2 months.

Joe joined CRLLEN at a critical time when an additional 12 months funding had been announced and the state was in pre-election care taker mode. Joe’s support and assistance during this transition period has been greatly appreciated.

We would like to wish Joe all the very best for his future endeavours.

Farewell CEO

Boyd MaplestoneThe Central Ranges LLEN Chief Executive Officer, Boyd Maplestone has taken up an opportunity to work with one of the Central Ranges LLEN’s Local Governments – Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Boyd will be the new Coordinator of Economic Development at the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and has subsequently resigned from the CEO role.  It has been almost five years to the day that Boyd has been in the role.

Boyd spoke of key achievements in that time being the successful $11.3 Million Trade Training Centre application, Murrindindi Training Institute, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis reports, doubling of VETis enrolments, Health Industry Workplace Manual, Macedon Ranges Youth Partnerships projects, facilitating nine different local networks many of which are now sustainably lead by local stakeholders.

Boyd’s departure creates a new opportunity for a new CEO.  To find out more go to our CEO Recruitment page.