Each director has a specific area of responsibility and gets support from business unit managers and their staff.
Here's some information about our key people.
Chief Executive Officer
Started role in February 2016
Bachelor of Arts (Griffith University), Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Griffith University), Master of Science (Sheffield Hallam University UK), Graduate (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Rebecca is an accomplished leader with a successful executive career across three countries and three sectors.
CEO of Glen Eira City Council since February 2016, Rebecca is passionate about local government’s role in creating liveable and resilient communities with a pride of place.
Responsible for a $170 million business which delivers more than 120 services to the Glen Eira community, Rebecca has an extensive background and qualifications in public sector leadership, including CEO at Mitchell Shire Council and executive roles in the UK, Ireland, and Queensland.
A values-based leader who invests in people, Rebecca builds strong relationships at all levels, and mentors and coaches emerging leaders in the sector. She is the Chair of Zoos Victoria and sits on the South East Water Customer and Community Council and the Ministerial Gender Equity Advisory Committee. In 2018 Rebecca was delighted to be named one of the Top 50 public sector women in Victoria.
Director Community Wellbeing
Started role in 2020
Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Graduate Certificate Local Government Management.
Mark has 20 years’ experience in senior community service roles within local government across of range services including public health, community development, libraries, aged care as well as family, youth and children’s services. Mark has extensive experience in public health policy, social policy and emergency relief and recovery services.
Director Customer and Community Experience
Started role in 2022
Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma (Education) & Graduate Diploma (Business) La Trobe University
Graduate (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Kellie joined Council in 2020. An experienced senior executive, specialising in business transformation, organisational change, customer experience and stakeholder engagement, Kellie has over 20 years of leadership experience across a range of sectors including retail, utilities, local government and tertiary education.
Kellie has led a range of impactful strategic and transformational initiatives in both regional and urban communities and has a strong commitment to social inclusion and self-determination.
Interim Director Planning and Place
Started role September 2023
Bachelor Social Science (Planning) (Honours)
Paul has 18 years’ experience in city and regional planning and regulatory services in Australia and the UK. Paul has led a range of local government services including statutory and strategic planning, VCAT advocacy and compliance.
As an experienced senior leader, Paul has a focus on enabling high performing teams that are committed to providing an outstanding customer experience.
Director Sustainability, Assets and Leisure
Started role in 2020
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Master of Business Administration and Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Niall has 30 years experience working across and holding leadership positions at all levels of Government. Niall started his career with the Australian Army, where he established his passion for combining civil engineering with helping the community. He also held a senior leadership role with the Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination, however most notable is his 20 years experience within the Local Government sector, where he has gained outstanding skills across a variety of engineering disciplines, including road safety, civil and structural design, coastal engineering, project management, waste services, infrastructure maintenance, construction and policy and strategy development.
Since completing his MBA, Niall has gained experience beyond infrastructure and held Director positions within the Statutory and Strategic Planning area and also the Local Laws and Corporate Planning areas.
Niall is passionate about Local Governments' role in building thriving communities. He has strong leadership values and focuses on the well being of staff as his foundational principle of leadership.