Chief Executive Officer: Stephen Wall

Chief Executive Officer: Stephen Wall

Stephen Wall has been appointed Chief Executive of Wyndham City Council.

Mr Wall has more than two decades of experience in local government and, more recently, was Chief Executive of Maribyrnong City Council.
“I chose many years ago to commit to working in the local government sector as I firmly believe it to be the level of government that has the most direct impact on the lives of residents. I will bring energy and enthusiasm to working at Wyndham,” he said.


  • Chief Executive Officer – Maribyrnong City Council: October 2014 to July 2021
  • Chief Executive Officer – Surf Coast Shire Council: September 2012 to October 2014
  • General Manager Corporate Services – Maribyrnong City Council: Feb 2011 to August 2012
  • Director of Corporate Services – Surf Coast Shire Council: September 2005 to February 2011


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Finance, General Charles Sturt University 2003-2005
  • Bachelor of Business (HR/Finance) 1998-2003

The CEO's Office comprises:

  • People & Capability
  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Financial
  • Chief Executive Office

City Life


Director: Allison Kenwood

Allison commenced with Council in September 2019 as Director, City Life.

Allison has over 30 years extensive experience in the health, community and human services sectors in a broad range of areas; State government in Victoria and Western Australia, Red Cross Blood Service, direct health services and not for profit organisations.

Allison has a passion for building culture and positive and inclusive communities.

Allison’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts, (BA) at Victoria University
  • Masters of Education, Healthy Faculty (MA), University of Western Australia

In her spare time Allison likes walking her dogs, watching her daughter swim, interior design, Netflix and chocolate bullets!

The City Life Directorate is responsible for the policy, planning and delivery of all life stage services from new borns’ to aged care and everything in-between.

The City Life Directorate comprises the following departments:

  • Community Planning & Development
  • Libraries & Community Learning
  • Community Support
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Service Planning, Partnering & Reform
  • Social & Economic Inclusion

City Operations

Stephen Thorpe

Director: Stephen Thorpe

Stephen commenced with Wyndham in 2012, starting as Manager Asset Management and Maintenance, then taking on the roles of Manager Assets and Roads and Manager Facilities and Recreation during 2015, before his appointment to the position of Director, City Operations in 2016.

Stephen has a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience in delivering council services. He has worked for twenty years managing a wide range of key services at four Melbourne councils, and was the Managing Director of Australian Landscape Management, a design and management consultancy, for ten years.

Stephen’s qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Burnley Horticulture College, Melbourne University.
  • Masters of Business Administration, (MBA), Victoria University.

In his spare time Stephen enjoys sailing, boat and furniture building, and travelling.

The City Operations Directorate ensures Wyndham is delivering essential services to public places and properties, including capital works projects, facility management, local laws enforcement, waste management, road and drain maintenance, and care of parks and gardens.

The City Operations Directorate comprises the following departments:

  • City Amenity & Safety
  • Facilities & Open Space
  • Waste Management & Disposal
  • Roads & Maintenance
  • Project Management Office

City Design and Liveability

Director City Design and Liveability: Peter McKinnon

Director City Design and Liveability: Peter McKinnon

Peter commenced with Wyndham in 2010 as the Manager Environment and Sustainability, and has since held a range of roles across the organisation. A town planner by trade, Peter has had a strong career in the public sector having worked across planning, building, environment, water, open space planning and economic development. Most recently, he has led the organisation’s response to COVID-19, overseeing outbreak management, links into government, the establishment of testing sites across the City, as well as vaccination clinics and pop-up hubs.

His qualifications include:

Bachelor Planning & Design, University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma Urban Planning, University of Melbourne

Diploma Education (Secondary), Victoria University

In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, surfing, and reading a good book.

The City Design and Liveability directorate is responsible for planning to ensure the City we build is connected, smart, sustainable, and meets the community needs. It works to ensure the City we build is connected, smart, sustainable, resilient and meets community needs.

The City Design and Liveability Directorate comprises of the following departments:

  • Urban Futures
  • Climate Futures Office
  • Vibrant City Centres
  • City Transport
  • Smart City Office
  • Planning & Building
  • Pandemic Recovery Office

Corporate Services

Director Corporate Affairs: Mark Stoermer

Director Corporate Affairs: Mark Stoermer

Mark commenced with Council in February 2022.

Mark brings nearly 40 years of public and private sector experience to the Wyndham City Council. With a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA in Finance from New York University, Mark has led IT and business advisory firms in the US and Australia.

He also brings management consulting experience which he has applied to the public sector where he commenced as a Director of Corporate Services at the City of Melbourne before taking on the role as CEO at the Nillumbik Shire Council and the Douglas Shire Council.

Mark has a passion for customer service, continuous improvement, and building strong performing, collaborative cultures. In his spare time, Mark enjoys writing, painting, cooking and exercising.

The Corporate Affairs Directorate comprises of the following departments:

  • Corporate Affairs
  • Information Services
  • People and Capability
  • Legal Counsel
  • Finance
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