Chief Administrative Officer

Cochrane’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides leadership and direction to approximately 300 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff who work for the Town of Cochrane.

Council announced the hiring of Dave Devana as the new CAO on August 29, 2017. He starts October 10.

The CAO has an important role as a bridge between Administration and Council: the CAO ensures Town Council has all the information it needs to make sound policy decisions, and as administrative leader, the CAO ensures the municipality's work is carried out according to approved policy.

The CAO is apolitical, overseeing municipal operations and ensuring Council’s priorities and strategic directions are achieved in the most effective way.

Senior Leadership Team

The CAO receives advice and assistance from the members of the Senior Leadership Team:

Rick Deans
Senior Manager, Infrastructure Services


Drew Hyndman
Senior Manager, Development Services


Stacey Loe
Senior Manager, Legislative  & Government Services


Paige Milner
Senior Manager, Corporate Services


Gerry Murphy
Senior Manager, Community Services


Tracey Radloff
Senior Manager, HR & Communication Services