Executive Staff and Organisation Structure

Chief Executive Officer - Jim Nolan

B.Eng (Civil)

Jim was appointed Chief Executive Officer with Pyrenees Shire Council in December 2014. He has 25 years’ experience in local government at Glenelg, Southern Grampians and Northern Grampians. Jim has experience across infrastructure, project delivery, community and economic development.

As CEO, Jim is responsible for the day to day operations of Council, the delivery of the Council Plan and the implementation of Council decisions. Jim also has direct responsibility for economic development and communications.


Director Corporate and Community Services - Kathy Bramwell

DipHE (Business); Grad. Cert. Risk Management; CIPP; CRP; CCP

Kathy joined Pyrenees Shire Council in January 2017, originally working in the Governance and Risk area and more recently acting in the Director role. She has almost 20 years' experience in governance, risk management and compliance in the Victorian Public Sector – in local government at Brimbank City Council and more recently at RMIT University.  Prior to that Kathy was a customer service specialist in the manufacturing industry.

Kathy is responsible for the strategic management of the Corporate and Community Services Department, which includes finance and administration, information technology, governance, corporate compliance, risk management/OHS, emergency management, customer services and community wellbeing.


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Director Assets and Development - Douglas Gowans


Douglas joined Pyrenees Shire Council in August 2015. He has over 17 years' experience in local government, including Golden Plains and Hindmarsh Shire Councils.

Douglas manages the operations and asset areas of Council. His responsibilities include the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, waste management and recycling, parks and gardens, town planning and building services, local laws, fire prevention and emergency management.