Organisational structure

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, Council determines the organisational structure and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for management of the structure, including functional responsibilities and allocation and management resources within that structure.

The City of Swan is led by Mike Foley who operates under guidance of the elected Council. The CEO is also responsible for the overall strategic direction and day to day operational activities, and along with the Executive team and staff, acts on Council’s decisions through development and deployment of Council policies and resolutions. The Executive team includes four Executive Managers who together with the CEO lead and manage 20 business units across the organisation. 

The City is structured as follows:

Organisational structure Chart

Chief Executive Officer - Mike Foley

  • Governance and Strategy

Executive Manager Stakeholder Relations - Kym Leahy

  • Human Resources
  • Financial Services and Rates
  • Information Services
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Place Management

Executive Manager Planning and Development - Leon Van der Linde

  • Strategic Planning
  • Statutory Planning
  • Health and Building Services
  • Business and Tourism Services  

Executive Manager Operations - Jim Coten

  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Fleet and Waste Services
  • Asset Management
  • Project Management

Executive Manager Community Wellbeing - Mark Bishop

  • Customer and Library Services
  • Community Safety
  • Leisure Services
  • Lifespan Services