Organisational Structure

The organisational structure at Surf Coast Shire is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and divided into three 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.

Ransce Salan
General Manager Environment and Development

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Ph: (03) 5261 0821

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.

Chris Pike
General Manager Culture and Community

Chris Pike

Ph: (03) 5261 0607

The Culture and Community Division consists of:
People & Culture - Human Resources, Organisation Development, Workplace Health and Safety
Community Relations - Communications, Community Engagement, Arts Development, Rural Access, Customer Service 
Recreation & Open Space Planning - Recreation Planning, Open Space Planning, Small Grants
Aged & Family - Positive Ageing, Early Years, Youth Development 
Facilities & Open Space Operations - Facility Maintenance, Parks and Open Spaces, Sports Programs, Facility Management 
Internal Events Coordination.