Jonathan Throssell - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Shire of Mundaring is led by Jonathan Throssell, who operates under the guidance of the elected Council. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for management of the organisation, including functional responsibilities and allocation of management resources within the organisation.

The CEO is also responsible for the overall strategic direction and day to day operational activities, and along with the Executive team and staff, acts on Council’s decisions through development and deployment of Council policies and resolutions.

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

Jonathan held senior roles in Human Resources management in a number of local governments before being appointed as CEO with Shire of Derby-West Kimberley, prior to joining Shire of Mundaring as CEO.

Jonathan is a Fellow and current National President of Local Government Professionals Australia, the peak representative body for local government professionals in Australia; and a Director of Local Government Professionals Australia (WA). He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jonathan is a recipient of the Local Government Professionals Australia Medal.

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

nullShane 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 19 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.

Garry Bird - Director Corporate Services 

nullGarry is a local government professional with 30 years' experience in the sector and joined the Shire of Mundaring in 2019.

Garry has a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University, a diploma of Management (Local Government) from TAFE and is an active member of the Local Government Professionals network.

He has held senior management positions at a number of local governments and has specialised in the corporate services functions.

Business teams within the Directorate include Finance, Customer Service, Governance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Records 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 of Art Degree from Deakin University and a post graduate Certificate of Business from Queensland University of Technology. Megan is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A function of the Strategic and Community Services Directorate is to provide opportunities for community members to participate in and access activities, services and facilities that meet the diverse needs of the community and enhance community wellbeing. 

Service teams within the Directorate include Recreation and Leisure Services, Family and Children's Services, Community Engagement, Communications and Library Services.

Mark Luzi - Director Statutory Services

nullMark has 42 years' experience working within the local government sector. During the past 16 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.

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.