Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has announced that Di Thomas has been appointed as her Chief of Staff.
"I am delighted to welcome Di Thomas to my team," Ms McGowan said.
Ms Thomas has been a well-known media identity across Indi. She has served as editor of The Border Mail and most recently at The Shepparton News.
Ms McGowan thanked current Chief of Staff Karen Keegan for her loyal service. Karen has been with the team since March 2014.
A handover date is still being negotiated.