General manager and senior staff

Inner West Council employs over 1,250 staff, organised into various sections with different responsibilities. 

Senior staff

Peter Gainsford – General Manager

  • Cultural Advisor
  • Business Excellence, Customer Service, Risk and WHS
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Services
  • Resource Recovery Planning
  • Urban Forest and Ecology
  • Urban Sustainability

Elizabeth Richardson - Chief Operating Officer, Director Development and Recreation

  • Planning
  • Property and Strategic Investments
  • Regulatory Services
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Information and Communications Technology

Caroline Mcleod (acting) - Director City Living

  • Children's Services
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Communications and Engagement
  • Events
  • Libraries and History
  • Living Arts
  • Social and Cultural Planning

Cathy Edwards-Davis - Director Infrastructure

  • Capital Works
  • Engineering Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Operations
  • Traffic and Transport Planning
  • Procurement Services

Marcia Doheny - General Counsel

  • Legal

Internal Ombudsman

Disclosure Returns

CEO (PDF 123.5KB)

Chief Operating Officer, Director Development and Recreation  (PDF 179.5KB)

Director Infrastructure (PDF 229.2KB)

General Counsel (PDF 208.2KB)

Chief Financial Officer  (PDF 135KB) 



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Page last updated: 17 May 2021