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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. Our General Manager is John Clark who has over 20 years of experience in the Local Government Sector.

General Manager John Clark

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 and Strategy

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

Image of Director Evan Hutchings

Evan brings a wealth of experience having held roles as Director of Corporate Services across several metro and regional NSW councils including Waverley, Kogarah, Armidale and Cootamundra-Gundagai.

City 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 and golf courses. It also provides the public with services to private property.

Greig Schuetrumpf

Environment and 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, environmental health, sustainability, building services, approval of construction certificates, building inspections, health, waste and law enforcement.

Monica Cologna

Monica has over 20 years of 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.

Community Culture and Leisure

Community, Culture and Leisure is responsible for providing direct services to the community including libraries, children’s centres, community development programs, arts and cultural initiatives, community centres, recreation centres and swimming pools, as well as place management, events, economic development, and community engagement.

Russell Wolfe

Russell has over 20 years of local government experience in managing community and recreation services. He has worked at North Sydney and Warringah Councils, as well as in the UK and has qualifications in geography and sports science, community management and change management.