Organisation structure

There are approximately 68 staff employed by the Borough of Queenscliffe; however, many are part-time. There is the equivalent of approximately 42 full-time positions.

Executive Management Team

Council's Executive Management Team is led by the Chief Executive Officer and includes the General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure and the General Manager of Organisational Performance and Community Services.

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Gill commenced in the position of Chief Executive Officer in October 2019.

As Chief Executive Officer, Martin has overall responsibility for ensuring that Council is fully informed on issues and oversees the structures and processes adopted by Council.

General Manager Organisational Performance and Community Services

Phillip Carruthers was appointed to the position in July 2017. Phillip has completed a number of formal educational qualifications that include a Master in Business Administration and post graduate qualifications in commercial law.

As General Manager Organisational Performance and Community Services, Phillip is responsible for several diverse portfolios including Corporate Services, Governance, Finance, Risk Management, Information Technology, Aged Care, Children and Family Services, Tourism & Community Development, Arts & Culture, Events, Caravan Parks, Customer Service and Records.

General Manager Planning and Infrastructure

Johann Rajaratnam was appointed to the position in February 2019. Johann's qualifications include a Master of Social Science (Environment and Planning) and a Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Archaeology) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

As General Manager Planning & Infrastructure, Johann is responsible for overseeing the operations of the foreshore, planning, engineering, local laws, building surveying, environmental health services and sustainability functions of Council.

In addition to the management of functions and resources, the role involves providing professional advice to Council on a range of statutory matters.

Refer to the Organisation Chart to see all the roles of Council officers.