Organisational structure

Surf Coast Shire is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and divided into three divisions, each the responsibility of a General Manager. Together they make up the Executive Management Team.

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Robyn Seymour - Chief Executive Officer

The role of the CEO is to take responsibility for leading and managing the organisation to ensure implementation  of the goals and strategies endorsed by Council. In doing so, the CEO creates a climate for good democratic governance and promotion of the principles of fairness, equality, openness, accountability and transparency within the organisation to assist Councillors to govern effectively, as required under the Local Government Act (1989).

Ph: (03) 5261 0602


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John Bertoldi - Acting General Manager Governance and Infrastructure

The Governance and Infrastructure Division provides services that relate to planning for, constructing and maintaining the physical assets of the Council. Services include engineering design and subdivision development; traffic and transport management; waste management, capital works, project management; purchasing and contract management, and infrastructure maintenance.  The Division also provides a range of core organisational support services including financial and risk management, information technology and governance.

Ph: (03) 5261 0641



Ransce Halan.jpg Ransce Salan - General Manager Environment and Development

The Environment and Development Division provides statutory and strategic land use planning, economic development, environmental, public health, emergency management, local laws and other regulatory services, business improvement and program management.

Ph: (03) 5261 0821



Chris Pike.jpg Chris Pike - General Manager Culture and Community

The Culture and Community Division coordinates services in relation to people, both in the organisation (human resources, workplace health and safety, and organisational development) and in the broader community (including arts, access and ageing, open space and recreation planning, grants, early year, youth and family services). This division also coordinates customer service, communications, community engagement, facility and parks management and more.

Ph: (03) 5261 0586