Our leadership team

Our General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for the overall performance of the Council as well as Executive Services to the Mayor and Councillors, Organisational Development, and Media and Communications.

John Clark 

John Clark

John has over 20 years of experience in the Local Government Sector. Before joining the City of Canada Bay, John worked at Waverley Council where he was the Director of Customer Service and Organisational Development. He has also worked at the City of Ryde and Ku-ring-gai Council as well as in the NSW Government where he served as the Executive Director of Corporate and Operational Services at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


Our Directors

Corporate Services

Corporate Services is responsible for finance, the collection of rates, governance and support services, insurance and risk management, maintenance of records, information systems and support. Corporate Services also provides support to other departments of Council to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities to the community.


Kelly has over 20 years experience in both local government and the private sector, having worked in civil engineering and operations, project management, contract and commercial management, both locally and overseas. She has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Technology Management.

City Services and Assets

City Services and Assets is responsible for the servicing and maintenance of roads, open space, parks and gardens, nature strips and natural bushland, management of property and buildings, venues and civil assets, major projects, environmental engineering, children’s services, libraries, and recreational facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and Five Dock Leisure Centre. It also provides the public with services to private property.

Samantha is the acting Director of City Services and Assets and has 20 years of experience working in Local Government, property and facilities management, property development, and strategy and asset management. Samantha also has a degree in Geometric Engineering.

Community and Environmental Planning

Community and Environmental Planning is responsible for all statutory planning matters such as the assessment of development applications and subdivisions, strategic planning, maintaining and upgrading the City’s planning framework, community and corporate strategic planning, place making and events, environmental health, sustainability, building services, approval of construction certificates, building inspections, health, waste and law enforcement.

Image of Monica Cologna

Monica has over 20 years’ experience in urban planning and design in both local government and the private sector. Before joining Council, Monica was an Executive Manager at Cumberland City Council. Monica has degrees in urban and regional planning and urban design.