Executive Management Team | Brisbane City Council

Executive Management Team

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and divisional managers form Brisbane City Council's Executive Management Team. The CEO reports to the Lord Mayor.

Chief Executive Officer

Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer

Colin Jensen is the Chief Executive of Brisbane City Council, the largest local government in Australia. Council has an annual budget of $2.84 billion, an asset base of $22.1 billion and serves a population of 1.162 million people.

Colin oversees the delivery of Council’s key initiatives in the pursuit of achieving the Brisbane Vision. Prior to joining Council in August 2010, Colin had a successful career in the Queensland Government, most recently as the Coordinator-General and Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.

In these roles, Colin was responsible for:

  • overseeing the delivery of the largest infrastructure program in Queensland’s history
  • modernising the state’s planning and development system
  • reforming Queensland’s local government system
  • shaping a new organisation following departmental restructure in 2007 

As the key infrastructure program manager, he presided over a capital program of $18.2 billion – a record for any Australian government.

Colin is a director of several boards including CitySmart and the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation.

For the eighth year running, Colin was named one of Australia's top 100 most influential engineers by Civil Engineers Australia magazine. Colin has also received the QUT Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Award and the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award for 2011.

In 2013, Colin was also awarded the Qld 2010-11 National Emergency Medal for sustained service by the Governor-General for the role he played in the January 2011 floods.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours). Colin was recently made a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Divisional Managers

Pip Hold, Divisional Manager, City Administration and Governance

Pip Hold was appointed to the position of Executive Manager, Office of the Chief Executive in 2014 and now holds the position of Divisional Manager, City Administration and Governance.

Pip provides strategic direction and leadership for the division and also discharges various responsibilities previously undertaken in the now defunct role of Town Clerk.

Pip joined Council in 2009 as the International Relations Manager before being appointed to the role of Manager, Lord Mayor's Administration Office - a position which she held for almost five years. Pip is a Trustee for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust (LMCT) and has played a major role in raising funds for the LMCT. She was also responsible for delivering significant business outcomes from Brisbane City Council’s International Program and Asia Pacific Cities Summit. Prior to joining Council Pip spent most of her working career in the Federal Government.

Pip holds a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University (South Australia) and Certificates III & IV in Footwear Production.

Andrea Kenafake, Divisional Manager, City Planning and Sustainability

Andrea Kenafake has held leadership and executive roles in Brisbane City Council for over 20 years.

Andrea has been instrumental in the implementation of a number of successful initiatives including the improvement of the Workers Compensation system through self-insurance and the development and successful introduction of Council’s Zero Harm strategy. As Manager, Development Assessment, Andrea led the implementation of a range of business improvement processes and products. This initiative was accredited when Development Assessment was awarded the Australian Business Excellence Award for Innovation in 2013.

During her time at Council Andrea has held the positions of Manager, Development Assessment, Manager, Development Improvement Program and Manager, Local Laws. 

In 2010, Andrea received the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Women in Development – Outstanding Achievement by a Woman – Government Award. 

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland and a Master of Rehabilitation from Griffith University.  

Scott Stewart, Divisional Manager, Brisbane Infrastructure

As Divisional Manager, Brisbane Infrastructure, Scott Stewart’s leadership brings together Council's asset management, infrastructure planning, design, project management, construction, services, maintenance, waste and resource recovery, and transport planning and operations.

Scott joined Council in 2005 and has been a member of the Executive Management Team since 2006.

Prior to this he worked with international consultancy, Arup, in Australia and overseas.

Scott has more than 27 years of infrastructure and executive experience, across local and international roles in the private and public sectors. Experience includes major road, rail and urban infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

Through his roles in Council, Scott has fulfilled key leadership roles for the development and delivery of Council’s major infrastructure projects including Brisbane Metro and the TransApex program, including the Go Between Bridge and Legacy Way toll roads.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours, UQ) and Master of Engineering Science (Project Management, UNSW). He is also a Chartered Engineer, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Program (France). 

Geoffrey Beck, Divisional Manager, Transport for Brisbane 

Geoffrey Beck joined Council in 2009. As Divisional Manager, Brisbane Transport he is responsible for operating one of Australia’s largest public transport enterprises with a fleet of over 1,200 buses.

Prior to Transport for Brisbane, Geoffrey held the position of Executive Manager, Field Services.

Geoffrey previously worked as Business Group Manager for GHD and has held senior positions across a number of organisations including the Department of Defence and Raytheon Australia.

Geoffrey has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), and holds a Master of Applied Science.

Tash Tobias, Divisional Manager, Lifestyle and Community Services

Tash Tobias joined Council in 2019 and holds the position of Divisional Manager, Lifestyle and Community Services.

Leading with a clear focus on the customer experience and operational excellence, Tash manages the diverse range of community and customer services that enhance lifestyle across Brisbane. Tash drives the continuous improvement of our customer service culture and oversees the development and implementation of procedures and systems to support Council’s customer services, traffic management, arts and culture, environmental health, building compliance, libraries, community development, community safety, cemeteries, social policy and sporting/community facilities.

Tash has extensive experience in service delivery leadership and executive roles in the private sector including Virgin Australia Airlines and Intercontinental Hotels Group.

Tash is currently working towards completing a Master of Business Administration from Griffith University and holds an advanced Diploma of Hotel Management from the Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School. She also holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership from E-Cornell and has completed the General Managers Program from Cornell-Nanyang University.

Bill Lyon, Divisional Manager, Organisational Services

Bill Lyon joined Council in 2017 and was appointed Divisional Manager, Organisational Services.

As Divisional Manager, Bill is responsible for leading, developing and managing the end-to-end business functions to ensure sound fiscal management of the organisation, effective delivery of ICT services to the organisation, centre-led procurement and strategic sourcing and cost-effective support services functions.

Bill has held several Executive General Manager roles with Energex and Telstra and most recently was CEO of Redland City Council.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Business (International Business and Marketing) and an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications).

Mica Julien, Executive Manager, Field Services

Mica Julien is the Executive Manager, Field Services (FS). In this role Mica will ensure FS safely and efficiently delivers Council’s services and works programs. Mica will develop and implement the strategic direction for FS and ensure accordance with the relevant legislative and Council policy frameworks.

Mica joined Council in 1991. Mica has held a variety of roles within Council most recently as the Asset and Works Management Deployment Lead for the BaSE solution assisting the successful deployment to business users on time and under budget.

Before that Mica was Branch Manager, Urban Amenities for three years, leading the formation of a new and unified branch. During that time she led the branch to produce significant results including reductions in service delivery timeframes, increases in quality outcomes without corresponding increases in costs, and better morale.

Mica holds a Bachelor of Business (Tourism) from the University of Queensland, an Associate Diploma in the Neuroscience of Leadership and a Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Processes. Mica also holds the qualification of Professional Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation.

25 March 2019