Executive Team

Bradley Thomas

Bradley Thomas – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  

bthomas@hepburn.vic.gov.au

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.

Bradley is responsible for executive services, advocacy and communications.

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.

Dr Karina Lamb

Dr Karina Lamb - Director Community and Corporate

Karina Lamb joined Council in July 2023. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Cultural Heritage and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course. Karina specialises in governance, community and cultural development, business transformation, tourism and economic development. She is led by strong personal values of integrity, accountability and respect.

The Community and Corporate Directorate includes:

  • Financial Services
  • Governance and Risk
  • Community Activation
  • Economic Development and Engagement. 

Brooke Holmes

Brooke Holmes - Executive Manager People and Transformation 

Brooke joined Council in July 2023. She holds a Bachelor Behavioural Studies (HR Minor) and Graduate Diploma of Management. 

Brooke is experienced in local government HR and organisational development, safety and risk management, organisational performance and improvement, governance, and customer experience. 

The People and Transformation directorate includes:

  • People and Culture
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Customer Experience
  • Transformation and Improvement
  • Grants and Corporate Reporting.

Ron Torres

Ron Torres – Executive Manager Development

Ron joined Council in September 2023.  He holds a Bachelor Planning and Design, and has extensive experience in local government land use planning, strategic transport planning, regulatory services, sustainable development, animal management and economic development programs.

The Development Directorate includes:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Building
  • Statutory Planning
  • Environmental Health
  • Local Laws
  • Community Safety