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Organisation Structure

We strive to be valued by our community and are structured to achieve our mission. 

Our organisation is led by the Chief Executive Officer who is accountable to the Council. City of Darwin’s organisational structure consists of 5 Departments, led by General Managers. The Executive Leadership Team is structured to:

  • Improve service delivery and service levels
  • Improve response times internally and externally
  • Expect higher levels of accountability, with clear departmental and role definition
  • Removal of silos to create a cross functional and collaborative organisation
  • Enhanced communication, internally and externally

Scott Waters

Chief Executive Officer

08 8930 0505

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • General Manager Government Relations and External Affairs
  • General Manager Innovation, Growth and Development Services
  • Human Resources and Safety

Chris Potter

Chief Operating Officer

08 8930 0581
0481 038 265

  • Engineering and City Services
  • Community and Regulatory Services
  • Corporate Services
  • Finance and Revenue
  • Asset Management functions, special project responsibility - establishment of the centralised operating unit

Melissa Reiter

General Manager Government Relations & External Affairs

08 8930 0516
0419 238 360

  • Government Relations and External Affairs
  • Governance, Committees and Aldermen Liaison
  • Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
  • Community Engagement, Participation and Events
  • Strategy, Outcomes and Corporate Reporting
  • Policy and Legislation
  • Special Project Responsibility - Darwin City Deal

Joshua Sattler

General Manager Innovation, Growth and Development Services

08 8930 0444
0427 979 771

  • City Planning
  • Economic Development, Tourism and International Relations
  • Smart Cities and Public Lighting
  • Special project responsibility - Switching on Darwin / Smart Cities

Polly Banks

General Manager Community and Regulatory Services

08 8930 0633
0408 407 836

  • Environment and Community
  • Leisure and Regulatory Services
  • Special project responsibility - Reconciliation Action Plan and Darwin Entertainment Centre


General Manager Engineering and City Services

  • Waste and Capital Works
  • Design Development and Projects
  • Infrastructure and Maintenance
  • Special project responsibility - capital and maintenance program aligned to asset management plans
Last modified 
04 Dec 2018

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