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CEO and Executive Leadership Team

Our organisation structure is based on 4 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

Executive Leadership Team

Acting Chief Executive Officer - Kelvin Spiller    



Kelvin began in the role of Acting CEO at the City of Whittlesea on 25 November 2019. Kelvin has extensive leadership experience including eight CEO positions across a range of sectors including local government, water and disability. Kelvin has been a director or member of more than 35 boards/committees in government, industry and local communities in 12 industry sectors in Victoria, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Kelvin is an executive leadership coach, leadership speaker and workshop facilitator. Through his consultancy business Leadership Thinking Australia Kelvin is passionate about the powerful impact and benefits coaching and mentoring brings to individuals and organisations.

Kelvin holds a Certificate of Management Studies, a Master of Management, Graduate Diploma Management and Associate Diploma Business Studies (Local Government), Company Directors Diploma and is an Accredited MBTI Administrator. Kelvin is a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal.


Director Community Services - Belgin Besim


Our Community Services 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 City Transport and Presentation - Helen Sui

Helen Sui, Director Corporate Services


Our City Transport and Presentation 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

 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 Partnerships, Planning and Engagement - Julian Edwards.

 Julian Edwards

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.