Organisational Structure

The organisational structure at Surf Coast Shire is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and divided into four divisions with each division the responsibility of a General Manager.

Organisation Management Structure

Executive Management Team

Keith Baillie
Chief Executive Officer

Keith Baillie

Ph: (03) 5261 0602

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).

Anne Howard
General Manager Governance and Infrastructure


Ph: (03) 5261 0641

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.

Phil Rowland
Acting General Manager Environment and Development
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Ph: (03) 5261 0821

The Environment and Development Division provides land use planning, economic development and tourism, environmental and regulatory services.

Chris Pike
General Manager Culture and Community

Chris Pike

Ph: (03) 5261 0607

The Culture and Community Division provides community engagement, support and development services, including positive ageing, family, recreation activities & facilities, youth, art & culture and access for all; as well as organisational development and human resource management.