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 five General Managers support the CAO. Each is responsible for specific service areas in each of the City's five 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, Economic Development and Tourism
  • Community Programs, Parks & Recreation - Sandy Jackson, General Manager: Parks, Recreation, Forestry, Bell Homestead, Golf Operations, Sanderson Centre 
  • Health and Human Services - Josephine Atanas, General Manager: Strategic Planning and Community Partnerships, Children's Services, Housing, Social Assistance and Homelessness
  • Public Works - Russ Loukes, Acting General Manager: Fleet and Transit Services, Engineering Services, Operational Services, Environmental Services, Facilities and Asset Management 

Three operational units also support the CAO: