Chief Executive Officer: Kelly Grigsby

Kelly Grigsby

Kelly was appointed Wyndham City Chief Executive Officer on Thursday 17 September 2015.

Kelly initially commenced with Wyndham on 3 December 2012 as Director Community Development.

Kelly has worked in local government for over 15 years, within the human services, community development, strategic and statutory planning areas, having held a number of general manager and director level positions at Brimbank City Council, Colac Otway, Glenelg and Moorabool Shire Councils. Kelly also worked in the Solomon Islands as an Organisational Management Advisor with the peak body for non-government organisations based in Honiara.

Kelly has a Master of International and Community Development (Deakin University), Graduate Diploma of Development Studies (Deakin University), Diploma of Community Services (Swinburne University), and is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), and a Certified Practicing Planner (CPP)

CEO's Office

The CEO's Office comprises:

  • People & Capability
  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • City Economy, Innovation & Liveability
  • City Life
  • Corporate Affairs
  • City Operations
  • Strategy & Policy Impact
  • Financial
  • Deal, Investment & Major Projects
  • City Life

Deal Investments and Major Projects

Kate Roffey, Director Deals Investment & Major Projects​

Kate has extensive experience as a CEO and Senior Executive within the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Kate is currently the Director of Deals, Investment and Major Projects at Wyndham City, where she has played a critical role in securing a new A League team for Melbourne’s West and developing a Public-Private-Partnership deal that will see Australia’s first privately owned sports stadium built in Wyndham. Prior to that, Kate was the CEO of the Committee for Melbourne where she successfully led a broad cross-section of Melbourne’s most influential companies and institutions to develop initiatives that ensured Melbourne continued to grow as a prosperous globally connected city and retain its mantle as the ‘World’s most liveable city’. As an industry leader in this role, Kate led influential policy discussions around the key issues of infrastructure development, economic growth, urban optimisation and liveability.

Prior to joining the Committee, Kate held an executive position at Tennis Australia as Manager of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment, where she played a key role in developing the masterplan vision the upgrading of facilities for the Australian Open Tennis Championship, and in securing almost a billion dollars in government funding for these works.

In addition to her Executive roles, Kate is also an experienced non-executive director and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kate is currently Vice President of the Melbourne Football Club, is the Chair of the Metro Trains Advisory Board and the Victorian Regional Channels Authority, is a Board Member of the Ministerial Review into Planning and Essential Services, as well as being a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council. Kate is also a sought after media and public speaker and appears regularly as an expert commentator on ABC’s NewsBreakfast programme.

City Economy, Innovation & Liveability Directorate

Director City Economy, Innovation & Liveability: Peter McKinnon (Interim)

The purpose of the City Economy, Innovation & Liveability Directorate is to ensure long term growth and development leverages opportunities and effectively managers challenges for the city's futures.

The City Economy, Innovation & Economy Directorate comprises:

  • Urban Futures
  • Environment & Water
  • Economic Growth, Industry Facilitation & Tourism
  • Vibrant City Centres
  • City Transport
  • Smart City Office
  • Project Management Office
  • Western Roads Upgrade

City Operations Directorate

Stephen Thorpe

Director: Stephen Thorpe

The City Operations Directorate ensures Council is delivering essential infrastructure services to the organisation and community such as IT, city amenities, urban environments, planning & building, animal management, environmental health, waste management and parks and gardens.

The City Operations Directorate comprises:

  • Information Services
  • Planning & Building
  • City Amenity & Safety
  • Assets & Roads
  • Facilities & Open Space
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Waste Management & Disposal

City Life Directorate

Allison Kenwood

Director: Allison Kenwood

The City Life Directorate provides for the planning and delivery of life stage services to our community.

The City Life Directorate comprises:

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