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

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Liana Thompson, Director City Life

Liana commenced with Council in October 2022.

Liana brings over 25 years of local government sector experience to the Wyndham City Council.  She is a values driven leader who strives to create prosperity and wellbeing for communities and organisations.  Liana has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in the Public Sector (2020), has been awarded life membership of the Victorian Local Governance Association for her contribution to local government and is currently the President of LGPro, representing local government professionals in Victoria.

She brings a wealth of experience to Wyndham City having held the role of CEO at Northern Grampians Shire Council, Director Partnerships, Planning and Engagement at Whittlesea City Council, Director Corporate and Community at Baw Baw Shire Liana has a passion for customer service, continuous improvement, and building Council.

Liana is passionate about providing sustainable services that meet community needs now and into the future.  In her spare time, she loves to cook, walk and paddle with her dragonboat team.

City Operations

Amanda Smith, Director City Operations

Amanda Smith, Director City Operations

Amanda is a Chartered Engineer Executive with extensive experience in the public sector in policy, strategy, environment, operations, delivery and transformation. She has held several senior leadership roles most recently with Greater Western Water.

Amanda loves the challenge of leadership in an ever-changing context and putting people, customers, community and country at the heart of everyday decisions.

Amanda has been recognised as one of the top 50 public sector leaders (2019) and she has devoted much of her career to serving the communities in Melbourne's west where she grew up and lives with her young family.

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 drainage maintenance, open space planning and care of our parks and gardens.

The City Operations Directorate comprises the following departments:

  • City Amenity & Safety
  • Facilities & Projects
  • Infrastructure Services Planning
  • Open Space
  • Refuse Disposal Facility
  • Roads & Maintenance
  • Waste Collection

Planning and Liveability

Director: Eric Braslis

Director: Eric Braslis

Eric commenced with Wyndham City Council in May 2024.

Eric is no stranger to local government with 30 years’ worth of experience across multiple roles at different Councils. These include six-and-a-half years as CEO of Golden Plains Shire, CEO at Gannawarra Shire, Director Growth and Development at Ballarat, GM Planning and Development at Stonnington, and Director Planning and Environment at Hobsons Bay.

Eric has spent nearly 20 years as a sitting member on the Victorian Building Authority - Building Appeals Board and nearly 10 years as a Board member and deputy chair of PINARC Disability Services.  

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:

  • Strategic Planning and Property
  • Planning, Building and Health
  • Transport and Sustainability
  • Arts, Events and Cultural Venues
  • Economy Design and Place

Corporate Services

Director Corporate Affairs: Mark Rossiter

Director Corporate Services: Mark Rossiter

Mark commenced with Wyndham City Council in May 2024.

Mark was previously employed as Executive Director of Operations at the Environment Protection Authority, responsible for EPA operations in eight offices across Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

Prior to his time at the EPA, Mark was Director of Corporate and Operations at the Victorian Building Authority, Head of Aviation and People Safety at Jetstar Airways and Head of Service Strategy at Airservices Australia.

A long-term resident of the Western side of Port Phillip Bay Mark now lives with wife and three daughters in Geelong. Mark loves to read non-fiction, is an avid bike rider and holds a Senior Executive Masters of Business from Melbourne Business School.

The Corporate Affairs Directorate comprises of the following departments:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • People and Capability
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Customer Service
  • Finance
  • Procurement
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