CEO and Executive Management Team

Hume City Council Broadmeadows Office

Council's organisation structure is based on five Divisions that collectively manage and coordinate the full range of activities and services to the Hume community. Each Division is headed by a Director who reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Council's Executive Management Team comprise the CEO and the five Directors.

Sheena Frost, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Sheena is responsible for the day to-day running of Hume City Council and, in particular, implementing Council decisions, providing timely advice to Council and achieving Council’s goals in accordance with the Council Plan and approved budget. 


Peter Waite, Director of Sustainable Infrastructure & Services

The Sustainable Infrastructure and Services Division is responsible for managing a diverse range of community infrastructure and services for Council and the users of Council’s infrastructure. Services include project management of Council’s Capital Works Program, waste management and municipal emergency management. Community infrastructure includes roads, parks, bridges, buildings and landfills. The Division is also responsible for managing environmental and natural heritage planning and driving Council’s environmental sustainability agenda.

Peter Waite
Michael Sharp, Director of Planning & Development

The Planning and Development Division is responsible for Council’s land use planning portfolio including statutory and strategic planning, subdivisional development, economic development, building control services and activity centre planning. This multidisciplinary division focuses on the sustainable development of Hume, fostering economic prosperity through investment attraction and business growth, facilitating development through Council’s statutory and strategic town planning functions, promoting urban design excellence and managing Council’s social planning and recreation planning.

Michael Sharp
Daryl Whitfort, Director of Corporate Services
The Corporate Services Division is responsible for managing corporate support and governance to ensure compliance with corporate business obligations. This includes risk management, local laws and domestic animal management, environmental health, financial planning and management, property development, contracts, procurement and knowledge management. Information technology, telecommunications support, Council leisure centres and sport and recreation are also within this portfolio.

Daryl Whitfort
Hector Gaston, Director of Community Services
The Community Services Division advocates, plans and provides support, services and programs that enhance community wellbeing, promote healthy living and provide opportunities to participate in the life of the City. This includes community services such as maternal and child health, immunisation, preschool, childcare, libraries, learning programs, youth services, aged and disability support services and arts and cultural program. This division is also responsible for community safety, social and community planning as well as emergency recovery.

Hector Gaston
Fiona Shanks, Acting Director of Communications, Engagement & Advocacy
The Communications, Engagement and Advocacy Division leads Council’s corporate planning and strategic decision making processes and reviews of Council services. It undertakes community engagement and consultation, leads Council’s advocacy on behalf of the Hume community and is responsible for communication and the promotion of Council and Hume City. This Division is responsible for recruiting, training and payroll supporting Council’s 1,700 staff, and for directing and guiding organisational change and development. It also operates three customer service centres that respond to over 250,000 community enquiries per year and manages Council’s major events.
Fiona Shanks