General Manager and senior staff

Inner West Council employs over 1250 staff, organised into various sections with different responsibilities.

General Manager

The General Manager of Inner West Council is Michael Deegan.  Michael was appointed in February 2019.

Michael has over 40 years of experience as a Senior Officer in State and Federal Government.

His previous roles include that of the Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure from 2014- 2018.

Prior to this he was the National Infrastructure Coordinator (CEO) at Infrastructure Australia, and Chairman of the National Transport Commission.

Michael has also served as Director-General of the NSW Department of Transport, NSW Coordinator General of Rail and has held positions as Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth Deputy of Administrative Services, and the Deputy Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Senior staff and organisational structure

Inner West Council Org Chart

Michael Deegan – CEO

Melodie Whiting – Group Manager, Human Resources
Joe Strati – Group Manager, Legal

Elizabeth Richardson – Deputy General Manager, Assets and Environment

Harjeet Atwal – Group Manager, Development Assessment and Regulatory Services
Cathy Edwards-Davis – Group Manager, Trees, Parks and Streetscapes
Jan Orton – Group Manager, Environment and Sustainability
Wal Petschler – Group Manager, Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater
Brooke Martin – Group Manager, Properties, Major Building Projects and Facilities

Michael Tzimoulas – Deputy General Manager, Chief Financial and Administration Officer

Vacant – Group Manager, Finance
Harin Perera – Group Manager, Information and Communications Technology

John Warburton – Deputy General Manager, Community and Engagement

Laura Stevens – Group Manager, Communications, Engagement and Events
Erla Ronan – Group Manager, Community Services and Culture
Caroline McLeod – Group Manager, Library and History Services
Nellette Kettle – Group Manager, Customer Service, Business Excellence and Civic Governance
Annette Morgan – Group Manager, Children and Family Services
David Birds – Group Manager, Strategic Planning
Simon Duck - Group Manager, Aquatic Services

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Page last updated: 12 Mar 2019