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Organisational structure

Our purpose:

"We exist to create extraordinary places, thriving communities, better futures."

Find out more about our leaders, the areas they oversee and our organisation chart (see below).

Mick Cummins
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Graduate Diploma in Management

Mick was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in July 2018, having held the position of Director Corporate Services since commencing at Bayside City Council in June 2012. Prior to this, he was General Manager Corporate Services at Frankston City Council. Mick has extensive experience across all facets of local government and, in particular, in the areas of finance, governance, organisational development, customer service and community services.

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Kathryn Tozer is passionate about Local Government and the critical role it plays in connecting customers and community. Kathryn joined Bayside City Council in 2012, with qualifications in Human Resources, Business and Management. Kathryn has worked in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career, including Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources and Customer Service. Kathryn has a proven track record as a goal driven, change agent, leading high performance and staff engagement to ensure organisations deliver the best possible outcomes to the community. 

Areas of responsibility:

Commercial Services
Financial Services
Governance and Reporting
Information Technology
Internal/External Auditing
Project Management

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Jill Colson
  • Master of Training and Development
  • Graduate Diploma Human Resources and Industrial Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


Jill joined Bayside as Director Corporate Services in November 2018 having worked in both public and private sectors over her career. With over 20 years experience in local government, she is passionate about building a positive and engaged organisational culture, in support of delivering community outcomes. She has extensive experience across the areas of organisational transformation, people and culture, risk, governance and corporate strategy.

Areas of responsibility

Climate and Environmental Sustainability

Recycling and Waste Management

Transport Safety and Engineering and Transport Planning

Recreation and Events

Open Space and Foreshore Management and Maintenance

Facilities and Infrastructure Management and Maintenance

Capital Project Management and Delivery

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Matthew Cripps
  • Graduate Certificate Business Administration
  • Master of Social Science (Environment & Planning)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies)
  • Registered Planner

Matthew was appointed Director City Planning & Amenity in August 2021, having held the position of Manager Development Services since commencing at Bayside City Council in 2018. Prior to this, he was the Director Planning & Economic Development at Baw Baw Shire Council. Matthew has 25 years’ experience in local government in the areas of land use and development, sustainability and environment, economic development, business and change management.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Asset Protection
  • Animal Management
  • Building
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Health
  • Local Laws & Investigations
  • Statutory and Strategic Planning
Tilla Budan
  • Master of Business (Arts & Cultural Management)
  • Graduate Certificate Arts & Cultural Strategy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

Tilla was appointed Director Community & Customer Experience in August 2022.  Prior to this she was leading a similar portfolio with the City of Greater Dandenong, where she had also held the position of Manager Community Arts, Culture & Library Services. Tilla has over 10 years’ experience as a senior leader in local government, entering the sector via a background in community development, customer service, and the arts.

Areas of responsibility:

Arts and Culture
Customer Service
Community Care
Family, Youth and Wellbeing
Communications and Engagement
Customer Experience

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Arts and culture
Children and family Youth
Older residents
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Rachael Bragg
  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Master of Leadership and Management (Organisational Dynamics) – currently completing
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Graduate

Rachael joined Bayside as the Executive Manager People and Strategy in January 2022 with 10 years’ experience in Local Government. Prior to joining Bayside Rachael was the Director Organisational Development and Learning at WorkSafe. Rachael has extensive experience across the areas of people and culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, whole of organisational strategy and change.

Areas of responsibility:

Strategic HR Business Partnering

Talent & Recruitment

Industrial & Employee Relation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Learning and Growth

Continuous Improvement and Change Management

Service Planning and Reviews

Policy & Strategy Development

Organisational Capability and Culture


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Jobs and careers
Our vision and values

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Organisation chart July 2023

Reporting to the CEO

Corporate Services

  • Commercial Services
  • Enterprise Project Management Office
  • Finance
  • Governance    
  • Information Technology

Community & Customer Experience

  • Communications Engagement and Customer Experience
  • Community Care    
  • Libraries, Cultural and Customer Services
  • Family, Youth and Wellbeing 

City Planning & Amenity

  • Amenity Protection
  • Development Services 
  • Urban Strategy 

Environment, Recreation & Infrastructure

  • City Assets and Presentation
  • Open Space and Recreation 
  • Project Services  
  • Climate, Waste and Integrated Transport 

People and Strategy