Council Organisational Structure

Chief Executive Officer - Fiona Blair

Fiona is a highly regarded leader in local and state government, with extensive experience as a senior executive. She was recognised for her leadership in the inaugural Top 50 Public Sector Women award in 2017.

Fiona is committed to making a difference by working with the community, councillors and staff to continue to deliver high-quality services and infrastructure across the city and is passionate about building a customer focused  culture that will serve the Brimbank community well, both now and into the future.

Her skills and experience span across all areas of Council service planning and delivery such as  youth and recreation, capital works, parks and open space, asset management, enforcement, operations and transport.

Fiona holds qualifications in Business (Masters of Business Administration) and is an Australian and New Zealand School of Government Executive Fellows program graduate and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.


Director, Advocacy, Partnerships and Community Engagement - Georgie Hill

Georgie is passionate about making a difference in communities across Melbourne’s western suburbs.  She has extensive leadership experience across local and state government and in the not for profit sector.  Over the last 20 years, Georgie has worked across a range of portfolios with a focus on policy development and implementation, program delivery, service and infrastructure planning, relationship and stakeholder management, governance and change management. 

Georgie is responsible for leading Council’s strategic advocacy, communications and community engagement, governance, customer experience and corporate performance.

Georgie has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Human Services and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.


Director, City Development - Kelvin Walsh

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.


Director, Community Wellbeing - Lynley Dumble

Lynley is an experienced local government professional who has worked in Melbourne’s West for over 20 years.  

Her areas of focus have included social policy analysis and development, public health research, community engagement, strategic advocacy, community infrastructure planning, family, youth and children services, arts and cultural development, stakeholder management and community capacity building programs. 

Her professional experience is balanced with academic studies - Masters of Public Health and Graduate Diploma Health Promotion.


Director, Financial and Organisational Excellence - Shane Marr

Shane has over 30 years’ governance and finance experience having held leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.

He joined Brimbank City Council in 2014 leading Council’s Business Support, Finance, People and Performance, and Projects and Innovation.

Shane previously worked as General Manager Corporate Services at Moorabool Shire Council.

Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Accounting, CPA.


Director, Infrastructure and City Services - Neil Whiteside

Neil is an experienced senior executive and has worked in local government for over 20 years in various management roles.

In October 2015, Neil was appointed to the position of Director Infrastructure and City Services. He previously held the position of Director Community Wellbeing from June 2012, and preceding that held the position of Group Manager Operations at Council from January 2008. Prior to joining Brimbank, Neil held several management positions at Whittlesea City Council.

Neil’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education/Environmental Science, a Masters in Environmental Science and he is a Williamson Leadership Fellow. Neil is currently completing a Masters of Public Policy and Management.