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CEO and Executive Leadership Team

Our organisation structure is based on 5 Directorates that collectively manage and coordinate the full range of activities and services to the City of Whittlesea community.

Each Directorate is led by a Director who reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Our Executive Leadership Team includes the:

  • CEO
  • 4 Directors
  • 2 Executive Managers

Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer - Craig Lloyd

   

Craig Lloyd started as CEO at the City of Whittlesea on 12 October 2020 having spent two-and-a-half years at neighbouring Murrindindi Shire Council as CEO. 

Craig holds a holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Development (Emergency Management) and a Masters of Project Management.

He has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and undertaken the Local Government Professionals Executive Leadership Program.

Craig has a deep commitment to grass roots community engagement and is skilled in many facets of local government such as community engagement, environment, economic development, emergency management and IT.

 

Director Community Wellbeing - Kate McCaughey

Our Community Wellbeing Directorate oversees many service areas that impact the day-to-day living and wellbeing of City of Whittlesea residents.

The Directorate works collaboratively with the State and Federal Government to provide many of these services, and operates in partnership with a variety of community service organisations to meet the needs of our diverse and vibrant community.

Director Infrastructure and Environment - Debbie Wood

Our Infrastructure and Environment Directorate provides a diverse range of infrastructure services to the community.

With the high level of growth within the municipality and an increasing number of residents, there is a need to be responsive to community needs.

Some of the Directorate’s key functions include managing parks and open spaces, road, road-related and footpath construction and maintenance, building maintenance, engineering services, traffic management, road safety and sustainability planning.

Director Corporate Services - Amy Montalti

 

Our Corporate Services Directorate ensures that Council has the funds available to provide safe, useful and sustainable assets and services to our community.

This directorate monitors, manages, researches, reports and provides advice to Council on all financial and organisational matters and ensures good governance.

It directs and assists the organisation to achieve its goals by providing accurate data and introducing efficiencies and enhancements that best utilise Council’s resources. 

Director Planning and Development - Justin O'Meara

The work of the Partnerships, Planning and Engagement Directorate is critical in taking the voice of all Whittlesea residents to Members of Federal and State Parliament and Senior Government Officers.

It also ensures our residents, businesses, government authorities, strategic partners and staff are informed about important Council events, services, programs and initiatives.

Another important role is to manage both Strategic Planning & Design and Development Assessment processes.

Executive Manager Public Affairs  

The Public Affairs Department looks after the City of Whittlesea’s communication with its community and other stakeholders.

This department is made up of five teams, including advocacy, communications, customer service, community engagement and customer first.

Together the teams ensure the community has access to the information it needs when it needs it and the opportunity to share their ideas and opinions about Council’s services and projects.

The department is also responsible for internal communications, graphic design and branding, working with other government organisations, media and industry to promote the City and attract support for its priorities.  

Executive Manager Governance and Strategy  - Frank Joyce

The Governance and Strategy Department ensures that Council has effective strategy and governance practices in place to provide transparency, performance monitoring and to ensure accordance with the Local Government Act and relevant legislation.  It’s focus is to enable better community outcomes through informed and evidence-based decision making by Council.

This Department includes Corporate Planning, Research, Insights and Analytics, Risk, Assurance and Governance teams who work together to provide effective data analysis, risk management and strategy. It supports transparency through advice to Council and the organisation, reporting to Council and the Community on Council’s performance and supports good governance through supporting Council meetings, policies, strategies and processes.