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Organisational structure

To ensure you get great service, Glen Eira Council delegates certain responsibilities to a Chief Executive Officer and four directors from the executive team. 

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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.

Rebecca McKenzie
Rebecca McKenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca McKenzie

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.


 

Mark Saunders
Mark Saunders

Director Community Wellbeing

Mark Saunders

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.


 

Kellie Vise
Kellie Vise

Director Customer and Corporate Affairs

Kellie Vise

Started role in 2022

Master Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma (Education) and 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.


 

Rosa Zouzoulas
Rosa Zouzoulas

Director Planning and Place

Rosa Zouzoulas

Started role February 2024

Bachelor of Engineering and Computing, Bachelor of Planning, Graduate Diploma of Heritage Planning

Graduate (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

With more than 20 years of expertise spanning strategic and statutory planning, building, heritage, environment, transport, policy, and legal services, Rosa brings expertise in formulating and executing strategies and policies, spearheading initiatives, and crafting impactful reports that foster community engagement to drive positive results. Experience in service reviews and leading transformative changes, has enabled her to build high-performing teams united by a shared vision. She brings a wealth of experience from diverse local councils, ranging from urban to peri-urban settings, demonstrating unwavering commitment to achieving positive benefits for the community.


 

Niall McDonagh
Niall McDonagh

Director Sustainability, Assets and Leisure

Niall McDonagh

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.


 

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