CEO & Directors
The Corporate Management Team comprises the Chief Executive Officer and four Directors.
Chief Executive Officer, Aaron van Egmond
Bachelor Business (Marketing and International Trade), Certificate IV (Business Excellence)
Aaron commenced his role as CEO at Hobsons Bay City Council on 12 June 2018.
Aaron has been a strong leader in the Victorian local government sector for 15 years. Aaron previously served as CEO of Hepburn Shire Council for six years where he had a strong focus on project delivery, financial sustainability, operational efficiency and occupational health and safety. He also focussed on significant improvements in customer service and community engagement.
Prior to his time at Hepburn Shire, he spent nine years at Towong Shire Council, where he served as Director of Development Services overseeing economic development, tourism, local laws, planning, building, environmental health and major projects.
Prior to commencing in local government, Aaron worked in the construction industry as a project manager throughout Victoria and New South Wales. He also brought his entrepreneurial skills to the development and operation of his own businesses focussed on construction, maintenance and property development.
Aaron oversees the entire operation of the Council, as guided by the strategic decisions of the Mayor and Councillors of Hobsons Bay.
Acting Director Community Wellbeing, Leigh McCallum
Director Community Services is responsible for:
- Community Development
- Community Care
- Family, Youth and Children’s Services
- Library Services
Director Corporate Services, Andrew McLeod
Andrew is a highly experienced Corporate Services leader, with an extensive executive background in Corporate Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Improvement, Audit and Risk, Governance and Customer Service within complex political environments in both the private and public sectors. He brings a strong pedigree in change and innovation, particularly in the digital space, to Hobsons Bay City Council. In addition to his commercial experience, Andrew has in excess of 10 years’ experience in Local Government in NSW and Victoria.
The Director Corporate Services is responsible for:
- Customer Focus and Innovation
- Governance and Local Laws
- Information Services
- Organisation Development
Director Infrastructure and City Services, Sanjay Manivasagasivam
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Advanced Diploma in Business Management qualifications, and over 14 years of experience in local government, private sector and non-government agencies. Sanjay has range of experience from leading major projects in highway construction, airport redevelopment, dam construction, community engagement and capacity building and town design and development.
Director Infrastructure and City Services is responsible for:
- Capital Works
- City Services
- Active Communities
- Strategic Infrastructure
- Asset Planning
Acting Director Strategic Development, Kathleen McClusky
The Director of Strategic Development is responsible for:
- Planning, Building and Health Services
- Strategy and Advocacy
- Cultural and Economic Development
- Communications and Community Engagement