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Organisation Structure

Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Julie Reid heads a large corporate structure of 1,450 staff that work across a broad range of roles to support Council and deliver our services in the community.

The City of Kingston’s Organisational Structure is made up of four divisions:

Community Sustainability, Corporate Services, Sustainable Planning and Development, and City Assets and Environment.

Each division is led by a General Manager who reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is directly accountable to the Mayor and Councillors who are elected by Kingston residents.

Julie Reid - Chief Executive Officer

Julie Reid

Master’s Degree (Land Use Planning), Graduate Diploma in Management and Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies)

Julie was appointed as the first female CEO of the City of Kingston in July 2019. Before joining Kingston, Julie spent 30 years working in the public sector in Australia and the UK across major infrastructure projects, strategic planning, urban design, economic development, community engagement, arts, events and more.

Julie has worked at a number of Victorian local councils including Whitehorse, Bayside, Casey and most recently, the City of Greater Dandenong as Director of Engineering Services. In her role as CEO with Kingston, Julie is responsible for the overall management and performance of all Council operations and service delivery and organisational support for the elected Council.

View the CEO Contract of Employment

Mauro Bolin - General Manager, Community Sustainability


Diploma Applied Science (Environmental Health), Graduate Diploma in Health Education and Advanced Management Certificate

Mauro has over 28 years experience with Local Government prior to joining the City of Kingston in February 2009. Previously, Mauro held numerous positions at the City of Boroondara, including Acting Director, Strategic Development and Manager, Health & Aged Services, with responsibility for planning, developing and delivering a range of services in response to community need and government policies.

Areas of Responsibility:
AccessCare | Libraries & Social Development | Family, Youth & Children's Services | Community Buildings

Samantha Krull - General Manager, City Assets and Environment

Samantha Krull

Bachelor of Science (Engineering) (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Engineering

Samantha commenced in the local government sector in 2007 and has worked in both metropolitan and growth councils. She also has 15 years’ experience in the private sector as a professional consulting structural engineer and project manager, in Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Samantha has experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams to sustainably plan and deliver community infrastructure projects and programs in Local Government. In 2015, she received the Institute of Public Works Engineers (IPWEA) Victorian Sector Practitioner/Engineer of the Year Award.

Areas of Responsibility:
Property & Arts | Parks & Open Space | Infrastructure | Traffic & Transport | Active Kingston

Paul Franklin - General Manager, Corporate Services


Bachelor of Business (Accounting), CPA, AAICD, AAMC and Fellow LGPro

Paul was appointed General Manager Corporate Services at the City of Kingston in July 2003 after working as Finance Manager since July 1995. Prior to joining Kingston, Paul was Manager, Treasury and Commercial Activities at RMIT University for two years after 14 years with the State Electricity Commission working in a range of finance and audit roles. He is currently Vice President of the Victorian Association of Local Government Finance Professionals. The role also encompasses executive support for Council’s Audit Committee.

Areas of responsibility:
Governance | People Support | Communications & Community Relations | Procurement & Contracts | Information Services & Strategy | Finance & Corporate Performance

Jonathan Guttmann - General Manager, Planning & Development


Bachelor of Applied Science (Urban Policy and Planning)

Jonathan was appointed as the General Manager Planning and Development in June 2015. Prior to this Jonathan has held a range of leadership roles across the planning and development functions of the City of Kingston since joining the organisation in 1995. These roles have involved leading the formulation of many of the strategies that have and will continue to influence the future direction of the City.

Areas of Responsibility:
City Development | City Strategy | City Economy & Innovation | Compliance & Amenity