Office of the CAO

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by Council and is responsible for management of the City's daily operations. Brian Hutchings is the City of Brantford's CAO.  

City programs and services

Guided by the policies and priorities of Council, the CAO leads and brings together the efforts of all departments, ensuring that the City's programs and services meet the demands and expectations of the community.

An Executive Leadership Team of four General Managers support the CAO. Each is responsible for specific service areas in each of the City's four Commissions as follows:

  • Corporate Services - Catherine Brubacher, General Manager: City Clerk's Office, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Legal and Real Estate Services, I.T. Services, Customer Contact Centre
  • Community Development - Paul Moore, General Manager: Planning and Development, Building, By-law Enforcement
  • Health and Human Services - Josephine Atanas, General Manager: Community Partnerships, Children's Services, Recreational Programming, Housing, Social Assistance and Homelessness
  • Public Works - Inderjit Hans, General Manager: Fleet and Transit Services, Engineering Services, Operational Services, Environmental Services, Parks Services, Forestry 

Five operational units also support the CAO as follows:

  • Communications and Community Engagement
  • Corporate Policy and Strategic Initiatives
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Facilities Management and Security 
  • Fire and Emergency Management