Organisational structure of the City of Greater Geelong

We have five divisions which have a Director and have a number of support departments established to meet specific needs. Each department has a manager overseeing a variety of units, led by co-ordinators.


Chief Executive Officer
Martin Cutter

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Senior Advisor - Mayor & CEO
Kelly Ivens

Director City Services
Guy Wilson-Browne

Capital Projects

Co-ordinator Emergency Management & Municipal Resources Officer
Amanda Gaskill
Manager Capital Projects
Shaun Broadbent
City Works

Manager City Works
Debbie Leeson-Rabie
Engineering Services

Manager Engineering Services
Vicki Shelton
Environment & Waste

Manager Environment & Waste Services
Rodney Thomas
Parks & Gardens

Manager Parks & Gardens
Heath Chasemore
Director Community Life
Robyn Stevens

Community Care

Manager Community Care
Rebecca Smith
Connected Communities

Manager Connected Communities
Leigh McCallum
Family Services

Manager Family Services
Rhona Pedretti
Healthy Communities

Manager Healthy Communities
Janice Lane
Leisure & Recreation Services

Manager Leisure & Recreation Services
Malcolm Kuhn
Social Planning & Investment

Manager Social Planning & Investment
Ian Hicks
Director Customer & Corporate Services
Michael Dugina

Business Improvement

Manager Business Improvement
Alistair Miller
Civic Accommodation

Project Director - Civic Accommodation
Peter Anderson
Customer & Corporate Services

Transformation Office Manager
Justine Resta
Customer Service

Manager Customer Service
Tim McDonald
Digital Information & Technology

Chief Information Officer
Vacant Position
Manager Information Technology Operations
Carol Jager
Financial Services

Chief Financial Officer
Karen Olesnicky
Program Integration & Development

Manager Program Integration & Development
Vacant Position
Property, Procurement & Assets

Manager Property, Procurement & Asset
Travis Kirwood
Director Economy, Investment & Attraction
Brett Luxford

Arts & Culture

Manager Arts & Culture
Martin Paten
Central Geelong & Waterfront

Manager Central Geelong & Waterfront
Mark Gallon
Economic Development & Events

Manager Economic Development & Events
Tim Ellis
Economy, Investment & Attraction

Senior Lead Smart City
Matthew Szymczak
Tourism

Executive Director Tourism - Greater Geelong & Bellarine
Brett Ince
Director Governance Strategy & Performance
Rebecca Leonard

Corporate Communication & Marketing

Manager Corporate Communications & Marketing
Vacant Position
Enterprise Risk

Manager Integrity & Risk
Estelle Davis
Governance, Strategy & Performance

Co-ordinator Governance
Vacant Position
Co-ordinator Mayor & Councillor Support
Jake Brown
Internal Ombudsman & Senior Review Officer
John Brown
Legal Services

General Counsel
John Giacchi
Strategy, Engagement & Performance

Manager Strategy, Engagement & Performance
Simone Boer
Director People & Culture
Kaarina Phyland

Business Partnering

Senior People & Culture Business Partner
Vacant Position
Change Management Office

Manager Change
Trevor Wienert
Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Remuneration & HR Assist

Manager People Shared Services
Vacant Position
Talent, Capability & Employee Experience

Manager Talent, Capability & Employee Experience
Vacant Position
Director Planning, Design & Development
Gareth Smith

City Development

Manager City Development
Joanne Van Slageren
Health & Local Laws

Manager Health & Local Laws
Steve Sodomaco
Planning & Growth

Manager Planning and Growth
Jessica Hurse
Urban Design & Heritage

Manager Urban Design and Heritage
Jim Lunday