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).

Shane Marr - Director, Corporate and Community Relations (Interim)

Shane has over twenty years experience in Financial Management in both Local Government and the private sector. Shane’s substantive role at Brimbank is the Chief Financial Strategist responsible for revenue, finance and procurement.

Prior to working at Brimbank, Shane held management roles (including General Manager Corporate Services) at Moorabool Shire Council.

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.