Executive Management Team

Robert Dobrzynski Chief Executive

Peter Brown, Chief Executive

Peter Brown has more than three decades experience in local government including seven years as Horsham Rural City Chief Executive.

Prior to his position at Horsham Rural City, Peter served as Director of Corporate Strategies with the Warrnambool City Council and also Chief Executive of Wimmera Uniting Care.

Peter grew up in the Wimmera attending Goroke Primary School and Horsham College. He moved to Melbourne to study at Latrobe University completing a degree in Economics. On graduating he worked for the Rural Finance Commission in Melbourne.

Peter returned to rural life in the Wimmera and began work at the former City of Horsham as Finance Manager in 1982. Following council amalgamations in 1995 Peter went on to serve with the newly-formed Horsham Rural City from 1995-2002, first as General Manager of Corporate Services and later as Corporate Services and Economic Development General Manager. Peter was Wimmera Uniting Care Chief Executive for six years from 2002. 

In 2008 he returned to local government as Warrnambool City Council’s Director of Corporate Strategies. Most recently Peter served as Chief Executive of Horsham Rural City, a role he held for seven years.

Peter has a strong interest in regional communities and the benefits of collaboration with neighbours and other levels of government to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.


Tony McGann, Environment and Infrastructure General Manager
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Responsibility areas

Asset management

Port of Apollo Bay

Building maintenance

Strategic property management, including leases, licenses, committees of management and airfields

Parks and gardens

Road construction and maintenance

Bridge maintenance

Plant and equipment maintenance

Emergency management and fire prevention


Local laws and compliance

Project management

Capital works

Technical works

Major projects


Errol Lawrence, Corporate Services General Manager

Errol Lawrence

Responsibility areas

Training and development

Corporate development

Council and business planning

Compliance reporting

Information technology

GIS mapping

Strategic financial planning

Financial management and reporting

Accounts and payroll





Customer service

Service improvement

Governance and corporate functions

Grant management

Contract management

Waste management

Human Resources

Risk Management


Ian Seuren, Development and Community Services General Manager

Ian Seuren

Responsibility areas



Statutory and strategic planning

Planning enforcement

School crossings

Visitor information centres


Economic development



Family day care and Maternal and Child Health

Older persons and ability support, rural access

Social policy

Bluewater Fitness Centre

COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre)

Arts and culture

History Centre


Recreation and open space