Council Organisational Structure


Executive Management Team


Paul Younis - Chief Executive Officer

Paul has 20 years experience in a range of senior management positions. Paul previously held the role of Director, Infrastructure and Environment at Brimbank. Prior to joining Brimbank, Paul was Chief Executive Officer of Corangamite Shire Council, where he also held the position of Director, Infrastructure and Development.

Stuart Menzies - Director, City Development

Stuart is an urban planner with over 20 years experience and joined Brimbank City Council in 2005. Stuart was appointed as Director City Development in June 2013. Prior to working with Brimbank, Stuart held management roles at Yarra Ranges Shire Council and Nillumbik Shire Council. He has worked in China with Australian Volunteers International advising on sustainability policy and social impact assessment.

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).

Helen Morrissey - Director, Corporate and Community Relations

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.

Neil Whiteside Director, Infrastructure and Environment

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.