Executive Team

This is a photo of Hepburn Shire Council CEO, Bradley Thomas

Bradley Thomas – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Bradley joined Council in January 2019. He holds a B.Comm, MBA and is a qualified chartered accountant. Bradley is experienced in local government finance, information technology and corporate reporting.

This is a photo of Hepburn Shire Council Director, Infrastructure & Delivery, Bruce Lucas

Bruce Lucas – Director, Infrastructure and Delivery

Bruce joined Council in February 2012. Bruce is experienced in local government engineering, asset management, emergency management and effective management of operational and capital programs.

The Infrastructure and Delivery Directorate includes:

  • Operations - Works, Parks and Open Spaces, and Engineering
  • Major Projects
  • Waste
  • Facilities
  • Community Safety
  • Emergency Management.

This is a photo of Hepburn Shire Council Director, Organisational Services, Andrew Burgess

Andrew Burgess – Director, Organisational Services

Andrew joined Council in February 2019. Andrew holds a Diploma of Frontline Management & an IAP2 Certificate in Engagement (International Association for Public Participation Australasia). 

The Organisational Services Directorate includes:

  • Grants
  • Financial Services
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Customer Experience
  • Culture and Performance
  • Governance.

This is a photo of Hepburn Shire Council, Director, Community & Development, Leigh McCallum

Leigh McCallum – Director, Community and Development

Leigh joined Council in September 2021. Leigh holds an MBA and qualifications in Human Resources. She has studied social planning, community development and leadership. Leigh is experienced in managing multi-disciplinary teams across youth services, early years, community and recreation, emergency management, community inclusion, social and community infrastructure planning, and community development.

The Community and Development Directorate includes:

  • Economic Development and Recreation
  • Sustainability
  • Planning and Building
  • Community Life.