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Annual Report 2015-2016 - Governance

Our Organisation

CEO Daniel Simms

Daniel Simms
Chief Executive Officer

Starting date: 11 September 2008

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Business in Local Government Management from Deakin University.

Daniel has extensive experience in local government in both metropolitan and regional Western Australia working across many disciplines including planning and development, finance and administration, governance and strategic planning.


  • Advocacy and Economic Development
  • Governance and Legal
Noelene Jennings

Noelene Jennings
Director Corporate Strategy & Performance

Starting date: 7 July 2014

Degree: Bachelor of Science from The University of WA, Graduate Diploma in Computing from Curtin University and a Master of Commerce (Industrial Relations) from The University of WA.

With over 20 years in senior leadership roles in state and local government, Noelene has also been an Australian Business Excellence Evaluator since 2000.


  • Customer & Information Services
  • Contracts & Procurement
  • Council & Corporate Support
  • People & Culture
  • Property Services
  • Strategic & Business Planning
  • Strategic Finance
  • Transactional Finance
Mark Dickson

Mark Dickson
Acting Director Planning & Sustainability

Starting date:11 September 2006

Degree:Bachelor of Arts Honours in Urban & Regional Planning, Bachelor of Town Planning and Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Mark has 15 years experience in senior leadership positions and over 23 years in local government.


  • Approval Services
  • City Growth
  • Health and Compliance
  • Land Development
Fiona Hodges

Fiona Hodges
Director Community & Place

Starting date: 1 December 2014

Degree: Bachelor of Education from Rusden College and Diploma AICD Company Directors Course.

Fiona has more than 15 years experience as a senior leader in the local government sector.


  • Communications, Marketing & Events
  • Community Facilities
  • Community Safety & Emergency Management
  • Community Services
  • Cultural Development
  • Place Strengthening
Harminder Singh

Harminder Singh
Director Assets

Starting date: 1 July 1996

Degree: Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Punjab University, India and Master of Technology (Civil engineering) from college of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, India.

Harminder has been employed at the City over the past 20 years, including leadership positions for the last 9 years.


  • Asset Maintenance
  • Infrastructure Capital Works
  • Parks & Conservation Management
  • Strategic Asset Management
  • Waste Services