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.

Bradley is also Acting Director, Organisational Services.

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, 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.

Bruce Lucas is also currently Acting Director, Community and Development, while Natalie Walker is on leave.

The Community and Development Directorate includes:

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

A recruitment campaign is underway for the positions of Director Organisational Services and Director Community and Development.