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. In her current role as Director Deals, Investment & Major Projects at Wyndham City, Kate is focused on the growth of key international and national industry sectors and facilitating investment from both public and private entities via the creation of innovative deals that leverage value capture concepts to fast track delivery. Kate is also responsible for overseeing major projects in the areas of transport, construction and mixed used developments.

Prior to this role, Kate was the CEO of the Committee for Melbourne.  As CEO, Kate successfully led a broad cross-section of Melbourne's most influential companies and institutions to develop initiatives and deliver outcomes that ensure Melbourne continues to grow as a prosperous, globally connected city while at the same time, retaining its mantle as the "World's most liveable city".

Before joining the Committee, Kate held an executive position at Tennis Australia as Manager of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment and was responsible for overseeing the master planning for this major redevelopment and for negotiating the $978 million funding deal with the State Government.

Kate is currently Chair of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority, is a Director on the Melbourne Football Club, is an Advisory Board member for Metro Trains and is a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council and the Ministerial Golf Strategy Taskforce.  Kate is also actively engaged as an independent expert commentator in the media and is a regular guest on the ABC News Breakfast Show and QandA.

City Economy, Innovation & Liveability Directorate

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

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 Furtures
  • 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

Jenny McMahon

Director: Acting - David Semmens

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
Back to top