Organisation structure


Our Council services are provided by three directorates that report directly to the Acting Chief Executive Officer. Three managers also report directly to the Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Please note that while the Community Wellbeing directorate was removed from the organisation structure in March 2020, the core functions of this directorate have not ceased and are still being delivered within the existing structure.

If you wish to contact particular departments or individual staff members, call (03) 5422 0333. Our customer service staff will be able to direct your call to the appropriate person.

Chief Executive Office

Acting Chief Executive Officer—John Nevins

Manager Communications—Leanne Manton

  • Advocacy
  • Branding
  • Consultation and engagement
  • Digital media
  • Grants framework
  • Internal communications
  • Marketing
  • Media liaison
  • Media monitoring
  • Publications

Manager Legal and Corporate Governance—Kate Young

  • Business continuity 
  • Complaints 
  • Contracts and procurement
  • Councillor support
  • Elections
  • Freedom of information
  • Governance
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Risk
  • Tendering

Manager People, Culture and Performance—Sarah Noel

  • Casual administration pool
  • Customer service
  • Gender equity
  • Human resources
  • Learning and organisational development
  • Libraries
  • Occupational Health and Safety/Workcover
  • Pathway systems analysts
  • Payroll
  • Service and process mapping
  • Volunteers

Assets and Operations directorate

Director Assets and Operations—Shane Walden

Manager Engineering and Resource Recovery—Gary Randhawa

  • Asset Management
  • Engineering construction
  • Engineering design and planning
  • Engineering maintenance
  • Resource recovery

Manager Facilities and Operations—Colin Marshall

  • Facilities maintenance and management
  • Fleet and depot workshop
  • Gym, stadiums and aquatics
  • Kyneton Airfield operations
  • Kyneton Saleyards operations

Manager Open Space and Recreation—Simon Finlay

  • Health broker/health infrastructure 
  • Open space and parklands 
  • Sports club and community venue management
  • Sports fields maintenance and management
  • Tree maintenance and management

Manager Major Project Management Office—Meaghan McNamara

  • Major project management
  • Project management framework

Corporate and Community directorate

Director Corporate and Community—John Hausler

Manager Children and Family Services—Emma Orchard

  • Kindergartens
  • Maternal and child health
  • Parent groups
  • Youth programs
  • Youth events

Manager Community Care—Fiona Alexander

  • Disability support
  • Health ageing engagement
  • Regional assessment service
  • Service provision
  • Social support (volunteers)

Manager Information Services—Tim Nightingale

  • Data security 
  • GIS
  • Helpdesk
  • IT hardware
  • Network and systems
  • Records

Manager Finance and Reporting—Travis Harling

  • Banking and receipting
  • Budget
  • Committees
  • Corporate policy
  • Corporate reporting
  • Leasing
  • Property and valuations
  • Purchasing
  • Rates and debtors

Planning and Environment directorate

Director Planning and Environment—Angela Hughes

Manager Community and Economic Development, Arts and Events—Stephen Pykett

  • Community plans and groups
  • Cultural programs and strategy
  • Economic development
  • Events
  • External grants
  • Hanging Rock
  • Hanging Rock rangers
  • Kyneton Museum
  • Tourism
  • Venue hire
  • Visitor information centres

Manager Regulatory Compliance—Rhassel Mhasho

  • Animal management
  • Emergency management and recovery
  • Environmental health
  • Immunisation nurses
  • Local laws
  • Municipal building surveyor
  • Public health and wellbeing
  • School crossings
  • Statutory planning compliance

Manager Statutory Planning—Harjinder Singh

  • Statutory planning
  • Statutory planning administration

Manager Strategic Planning and Environment—Rob Ball

  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policies
  • Natural environments
  • Strategic planning