Executive Team

Jonathan Throssell - Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan has 21 years' experience in the local government sector. Following graduation from Royal Military College in 1987, Jonathan served as a commissioned Australian Army Officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport.

Jonathan started his career in local government in 1994 within human resources. He has held CEO positions for the past 15 years, firstly with Shire of Derby-West Kimberley before joining Shire of Mundaring in August 2005.

Jonathan is currently the President of the LG Professionals (WA), which is the peak representative body for local government professionals in Western Australia. 

Shane Purdy - Director Infrastructure Services
Shane is a civil engineer with extensive experience and skills in municipal engineering.

During 30 years of local government employment, Shane has developed from hands-on design and construction experience through to executive level management. He has been the Shire's Director Infrastructure Services for 12 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 units 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 units 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.


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

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

Mark Luzi - Director Statutory Services
Mark has more than 35 years' experience working within the local government sector. During the past 10 years at Shire of Mundaring, Mark's achievements have included contributing to the development of new Local Planning Strategies and Schemes, project management and leadership development.

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