Vaughan commenced working with Northern Grampians Shire Council in April 2005.
He has overall responsibility for Corporate Service functions. These include;
- Finance and Reporting
- Business Transformation
- Information and Communication Technology
- Human Resources
- Governance Systems
- Records Management
- Leasing and Property
- Media and Communications
He has tertiary qualifications from Deakin University, majoring in Accounting, Business Law and Economics. He has spent over 20 years in local government in both South Australia and Victoria.