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Our Executive Team

Glenn Patterson
Glenn Patterson

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Glenn brings a wealth of experience to Casey, having completed more than 30 years' senior leadership experience before becoming the City of Casey CEO in September 2018.

His achievements leading Local Government is extensive, having previously been CEO of Yarra Ranges Council for 10 years as well as CEO of both Baw Baw and Colac Otway Councils.

Glenn has earned a Bachelor of Business (RMIT), Master of Business (RMIT), Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, Institute of Executive Coaching and is a Leadership Level 2 accredited organisation coach. 

In addition, Glenn has been CEO of a Melbourne-based property development group and owned and operated his own property-related business on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Glenn is also a board member of Procurement Australia, a Director of the Casey Cardinia Foundation Ltd and a member of the Resilient Melbourne Strategy Steering Group. 

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Steve Coldham

Director Community Life

With a career spanning more than 15 years in Local and State Government, Steve has earned a reputation of being passionate about delivering positive community outcomes. He has led programs that improve the health, wellbeing and safety outcomes of communities for the Stonnington, Hobsons Bay and Casey councils as well as Transport Safety Victoria. 

Prior to his work in community and human services, Steve was a communications practitioner with experience in media, engagement, advocacy and digital communications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Steve is a board member of Casey Cardinia Libraries.

  • Manager Child, Youth and Family – Virginia Lloyd
  • Manager Safer Communities – Caroline Bell
  • Manager Connected Communities – Kate Sieh
  • Manager Active Communities – Callum Pattie
  • Manager Bunjil Place – Colette McMahon-Hoskinson

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Sheena Frost

Director Corporate Services

Sheena started her career as a journalist and communications specialist in private and university sectors, before joining Local Government in 2005.

Since then, she has worked in operational and strategic roles in both community and corporate services before ultimately joining the executive team at Casey in 2016.

Sheena holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communication), Graduation Australian Institute of Company Directors and Certificate IV in Workplace Coaching.

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Bernard Rohan
  • Manager Property and Procurement – Chris Heath
  • Manager Governance – Holly De Kretser
  • Manager People and Culture – Vicki Blackman

James Collins
James Collins

Director City Planning and Infrastructure

James is a passionate and experienced leader with a multi-disciplinary background. At the executive level he has ten years experience across both private and public sectors. He is a respected and trusted advisor with a strategic understanding of business.

James was most recently the Director Social and Economic Development at Yarra Ranges Council. Before, he held manager roles at Monash City Council and Banyule City Council. He has also spent time in senior leadership roles in the private sector in Australia and abroad.

James holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Business, is a Company Directors Course graduate and has formal accreditation in Coaching, Change Management and Six Sigma. Experienced in corporate governance, he has held board roles on Parks and Leisure Australia, Outer East Primary Care, Anchor Housing/Out of Home Care and Yarra Ranges Tourism.

  • Manager City and Asset Planning – Keri New
  • Manager City Design and Construction – Trevor Griffin
  • Manager City Presentation – David Richardson
  • Manager Growth and Investment – Kathryn Seirlis
  • Manager Statutory Planning and Building Services – Duncan Turner
  • Manager Sustainability and Waste – Michael Jansen

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Jen Bednar

Director Customer and Business Transformation

Jen is a customer-focused business transformation leader with a passion for driving sustainable operational improvements that have a real customer impact. 

With more than 10 years' government experience, Jen has been at the forefront of innovative thinking, contemporary process design and continuous improvement to reshape the way Local Government places the customer at the heart of its operations. 

Prior to her Local Government roles, Jen earned international experience in offshoring contact centre operations and leading the customer and operational aspects of significant IT platform transition with Diners Club. 

Jen was also a Consultant in Change Leadership for Deloitte Consulting. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Organisational Psychology), Jen holds an accreditation in Change Management, Project Management and Workplace Training.

  • Manager Communications and Marketing – Juanita Haisman
  • Manager Customer and Digital – Clare Watkins
  • Manager Improvement and Innovation – Marion Greig
  • Manager Strategy and Business Intelligence – Will Babington
  • Manager Technology – Clint Allsop