Executive Team

Jonathan Throssell - Chief Executive Officer
The CEO is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Shire.  The CEO provides the link between the Shire administration and the Elected Members of Council.

Following graduation from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Jonathan served as a commissioned Australian Army Officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport prior to commencing his career in local government in 1994.

Jonathan has held senior roles in Human Resources management in a number of local governments and has been a CEO since 2001, firstly with Shire of Derby-West Kimberley before joining Shire of Mundaring in 2005.

Jonathan is the immediate past President of LG Professionals Australia (WA), which is the peak representative body for local government professionals in Western Australia; and is a National Director of LG Professionals Australia. Jonathan is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Recognised for his values based leadership and ability to drive improvement through organisational cultural change, Jonathan was appointed as an Ambassador and male champion in the Year of Women in Local Government.

Shane Purdy - Director Infrastructure Services
Shane is a civil engineer with a Bachelor's degree from University of WA and two post graduate management diplomas from Curtin University and Deakin University.

Shane has extensive experience and skills in municipal engineering developed from 30 years of local government employment. This experience commenced from hands-on design and construction experience through to executive level management. He has been the Shire's Director Infrastructure Services for 15 years.

Shane participates in various committees of the Institute of Public Works WA and is Chair of the Metropolitan Regional Road Group's technical committee.

Business teams within the Directorate include Building Assets, Waste, Operations and Design.

Paul O'Connor - Director Corporate Services 
Paul is a qualified accountant with extensive experience and skills in corporate services and/or financial services at middle to senior level in the local and state government sectors.

 Before joining the Shire in 2008, Paul had 30 years' experience in State Government in various agencies such as State Treasury, Premier's Department, Office of Public Sector Standards and Ombudsman's Office including some time in Ministerial Offices.

Business teams within the Directorate include Finance, Governance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Information Management.

Megan Griffiths - Director Strategic and Community Services
Megan has extensive experience and skills in the human services and community engagement field in the not-for-profit, local and state government sectors. Megan has a Bachelor Art from Deakin University and a post graduate Certificate of Business from Queensland University of Technology. Megan is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 A function of the Strategic and Community Services Directorate is to provide opportunities for community wellbeing and engagement and to co-ordinate the integrated planning and reporting framework.

Business teams within the Directorate include Strategic Services, Recreation and Leisure Services, Family and Children's Services, Community Engagement and Library and Information Services.

Mark Luzi - Director Statutory Services
Mark has more than 39 years' experience working within the local government sector. During the past 13 years at the Shire of Mundaring, Mark's achievements have included contributing to the development of new Local Planning Strategies and Schemes, project management and leadership development.  Mark is a registered Planner, registered Building Surveying Practitioner, gazetted Environmental Health Officer and has qualifications in Business Management and Public Safety (Emergency Management).

 The teams within Statutory Services play a leading role in providing for well planned communities whilst contributing to environmental protection and providing for a safer community.

 Business teams within the Directorate include Environmental Health, Building Approvals and Compliance, Town Planning, Emergency Management, Environmental Services and Community Safety.



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