Council Organisational Structure


Executive Management Team


Helen Morrissey - Chief Executive Officer

With nearly 30 years experience in Local Government Helen joined Brimbank in November 2010. Previously Helen was General Manager of Corporate Services at Maribyrnong City Council. Prior to that she had a variety of management roles in community services and corporate areas at Darebin City Council.

Kelvin Walsh - Director, City Development

Kelvin is an experienced Director, who has worked in fields such as Planning, Urban Design, Business Development and Place Making in Australia and overseas. He has experience in local and state government and the private sector.

Kelvin has qualifications in Planning, Architecture, Urban Design and Culture, and he recently completed a Master of Public Administration degree. His brief at Brimbank is to create great places where people want to live, raise their families and participate in active community life. Kelvin has a passion for the west, particularly Brimbank and its exciting transformation.

Kath Brackett - Director, Community Wellbeing

Kath is an experienced senior Manager who has worked in a variety of roles in local government for the past twenty years. Prior to that she worked in the not for profit and peak NGO sectors. She is also an experienced non-executive board director.  

Kath has a strong commitment to social justice and a passion for local democracy and engaging local communities. Her formal qualifications include a Masters of Arts (Social Policy), Bachelor of Social Work and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. Kath is also a graduate of the Australian  Institute  of Company Directors (GAICD) and a member of the Local Government Professional Association (LGPro).

Dan Hogan - Director, Advocacy, Partnerships and Community

After starting his career in the private sector, Dan has spent the last eleven years working within Victorian local government in various management roles, most recently at neighbouring Melton City Council.

Dan brings a marketing sensibility to Council, looking to solve community challenges through improved communication, engagement and partnerships.

Neil Whiteside - Director, Infrastructure and City Services

Neil has worked in Local Government for over 15 years in various management roles. Neil was appointed to the position of Director Community Wellbeing in June 2013 after acting in the role for the previous 11 months. Neil had been Group Manager Operations since January 2008. Prior to joining Brimbank, Neil held several management positions at Whittlesea City Council.

Shane Marr  - Chief Strategist, Financial  and Organisational Excellence

Shane has more than 25 years experience in governance and finance roles in both local government and the private sector.

Shane commenced with Brimbank City Council in late 2014 in the role of Chief Financial Strategist before being appointed to the current role of Chief Strategist, Finance and Organisational Excellence.

Prior to joining Brimbank, Shane held the position of General Manager Corporate Services at Moorabool Shire Council.