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

  • HR
  • WHS and Wellbeing
  • Legal Services

Performance agreement for the General Manager, 2021 (PDF 3.5MB)

Graeme Palmer (acting) - Director Planning

  • Planning
  • Environment and sustainability 
  • Regulatory Services
  • Sports and Recreation

Peter Livanes (acting), Director Corporate

  • Business Excellence and Customer Service 
  • Finance
  • ICT
  • Governance and Risk 
  • Property and Strategic Investments 
  • Procurement 

Caroline Mcleod (acting) - Director Community

  • Children's Services
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Communications, Engagement and Corporate Strategy
  • Events
  • Libraries and Community Venues 
  • Living Arts
  • Social and Cultural Planning

Cathy Edwards-Davis - Director Infrastructure

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

Internal Ombudsman

Disclosure returns 

General Manager - Peter Gainsford (PDF 277.9KB) 

Director Infrastructure (PDF 300.2KB)

General Counsel (PDF 208.2KB)

Chief Financial Officer  (PDF 135KB) 



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Page last updated: 21 Oct 2021