Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Our Chief Administrative Officer is George Duncan
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the City of Richmond is appointed by, and reports to, City Council. The CAO oversees the overall administration of the corporate body (business units/operations) of the City, its officers and employees. In addition, the CAO is charged with keeping Council up to date on corporate matters and ensuring that Council policy is implemented and bylaws are enforced.
The CAO also leads the senior executive team and sets the overall strategic direction to ensure achievement of Council's Term Goals.
The CAO is supported by Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Joe Erceg. The Deputy CAO provides assistance to the CAO in fulfilling his responsibilities, as well as overseeing Human Resources, Intergovernmental Relations and Protocol, and participating in the development of corporate policy, supporting strategic and corporate planning, overseeing special projects and coordinating interdepartmental projects and initiatives as required.
The CAO’s Office also is home to the Corporate Planning and Programs Management Group and the Intergovernmental Relations and Protocol Unit. Together these groups are responsible for research and development of corporate policy, strategic and corporate planning, intergovernmental relations, corporate communications, protocol, business advisory, special projects and coordination of interdepartmental projects and initiatives.
Contacts: Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Department General Managers
The City of Richmond is comprised of eight departments. The departments are each headed by a General Manager. The CAO and the General Managers together form the senior management team, referred to as The Administrators Group (TAG). TAG provides overall corporate leadership to the organization.
Finance & Corporate Services
Andrew Nazareth, General Manager
Dave Semple, General Manager
Catherine Volkering Carlile, General Manager
Engineering & Public Works
Robert Gonzalez, General Manager
Law & Community Safety
Phyllis Carlyle, General Manager
Planning & Development
Joe Erceg, General Manager