Meet Us

Mayor Danny Gibson

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His Worship the Mayor

Term expires as Mayor: 2026

Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2011

 

Email: mayor@launceston.tas.gov.au

Phone: 03 6323 3101

Mobile: 0407 096 597 

Deputy Mayor Matthew Garwood

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Term expires as Deputy Mayor: 2026

Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Email: matthew.garwood@launceston.tas.gov.au

Phone: 6323 3000 

 

Councillor George Razay

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Email: george.razay@launceston.tas.gov.au

Phone:  6323 3000

Councillor Joe Pentridge

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Email: joe.pentridge@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0418 133 304

Councillor Hugh McKenzie

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2011

 

Email: Hugh.Mckenzie@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0418 132 442

Councillor Hugh McKenzie was elected in October 2011. He comes from a strong business background, having been a partner in business advisory firm KPMG for 24 years. Since retiring from that position in 2011 he has spent the past 11 years giving back to his community in a variety of ways, not the least in his role as Councillor.

He determined, in order to do this role, the way he wanted (which is full commitment) he needed to be free from a permanent fulltime role and as such now focusses on Board positions and community roles outside his councillor duties.

In the theme of giving back, he sits as the Council endorsed Director and current Chair on the Launceston Airport, is the President of the Board of Management for the Northern Suburbs Community Centre, is the Chair of the Cape Hope Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that funds “hand up” type projects in the Northern Tasmania region including scholarships for disadvantaged young people and a board member of The Hobart Clinic.

He was previously the Chair of Primary Health Tasmania, Chair of Scotch Oakburn College Chair of Cornerstone Youth Services (headspace), a founding Trustee of the Tamar Valley Peace Trust, State Chair and National Committee member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), board member of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority.

He is an avid sports fan who has participated in football (Australian Rules), cricket, tennis, golf and cycling, including as past President of the Stan Siejka Cycling Festival.

He lives by the motto of “don’t say, do” as actions speak louder than words.

Special Council Committees: Tender Review Committee

Special Committees: Audit Panel, Municipal Emergency Management Committee.

External Committees: Australian Pacific Airports Launceston, Theatre North Inc., University of Tasmania Northern Campus Engagement and Advisory Group.

 

 

Councillor Andrea Dawkins

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2014

 

Email: andrea.dawkins@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0438 346 445

Andrea Dawkins was first elected to City of Launceston in 2014, leading to a stint in state parliament from 2015 to 2018.  Andrea has over 20 years in small business, having strengths in social enterprise, placemaking and animal welfare.

In her 2022 campaign Andrea highlighted the need for further community conversations around a clean air strategy for the valley, pursuing regulation removing of single-use-plastics from our local government area and the importance of furthering investigations regarding  confining cats to property for biosecurity and safety reasons.

Special Committees: Access Advisory Committee

External Committees: Newstead College Association

 

Councillor Andrew Palmer

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Email: andrew.palmer@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0428 379 739

Andrew Palmer was elected to the City of Launceston Council in October 2022.

Andrew is passionate about Launceston and growing opportunities in our region.

He loves this city and its people and as a husband, a dad and small business owner, wants to see our community continue to thrive.

Andrew has been and will continue to listen to the concerns and aspirations of residents.

He brings a wide range of experience to the council table including 17 years as a small business owner (Palmer’s Dance Studio) and knows the value of supporting employers and employees in our diverse local economy.

Andrew has a passion and deep understanding of Tasmania’s growing arts and cultural sector and has been a great supporter of local charities for many years.

He is married to Jo, and they are very proud parents of four.

Special Council Committees: Community Grants (Organisations) Program, Event Sponsorship Assessment Panel, Launceston Sister City, Scholarships and Bursary Committee.

 

Councillor Lindi McMahon

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Emaillindi.mcmahon@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0488 771 634

A local business owner of Hope & Me in the Quadrant Mall for 13 years, Camp Quality companion 10 years, Cityprom Board member for five years - three as Chairperson, Marketing Committee for four years - three as Chairperson, Governance committee member  for two years.

Completion of Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, creator of the 'Get Vocal Buy Local' initiative and facilitator of  'Lifting the Lid on Mental Health' information sharing platform.

A previous member of the City of Launceston Lions Club 5 years, 1 year as Treasurer. Winner Launceston Chamber of Commerce Retail Entrepreneur Award 2018, S Group Top 5 #Wonder100 Wonderchaser 2018, Finalist Telstra Business Women's Award 2019.

Creator of the free community event 'The Mad Hatters Twilight Festival' running for six years prior to COVID. Real experience in finance, governance, marketing, events and community engagement. A committed community leader, dedicated to understanding the challenges and barriers of all our people.

Passionate about Launceston, its businesses and people and looking forward to having a positive impact on the future success of our municipality. People Passion Purpose

Special Council Committees: Cataract Gorge Advisory Committee, Community Grants (Organisations) Program, Events Sponsorship Assessment Panel (Chair), Youth Advisory Group.

External Committees: Launceston Safer Communities Partnership.

 

Councillor Alan Harris

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2018

 

Email: alan.harris@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0418 130 616

Councillor Alan Harris was first elected to Council in 2018. Councillor Harris was born, educated and lives in Launceston. He is married to Katrina with two adult children and his interests include community service through Rotary, cycling and classic motorcycles.

Councillor Harris has a wealth of business knowledge and skills, gained over a 40-year career working as a Senior Executive in Telstra, Federal politics and aged care.

Councillor Harris has been an active Rotarian since 2003, holding many leadership positions including Club President, Secretary, Assistant District Governor and leading a Rotary International Exchange team to Denmark in 2012. He is the past Chairman of the Carrick Community Committee and the Southern Launceston Community Development committee.

Councillor Harris is committed to bringing new ideas, a strong business acumen and leadership to the Council. He supports the establishment of an independent authority to manage all aspects of the Tamar River and help "fix the mud", the introduction of 60-minute free parking in CBD Council owned car parks, expanded CBD pedestrian areas, increased street trees in the city, new dedicated off-road cycle paths throughout the city and improved traffic flow management around the city.

Special Council Committees: Launceston City Heart Reference Group, Tender Review Committee, Transport Committee (Chair).

External Committees: Economic Development Working Group, Franklin House Management Committee, University of Tasmania Northern Campus Engagement and Advisory Group.

 

Councillor Tim Walker

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2018

 

Email: tim.walker@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0429 137 084

Councillor Susie Cai

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Email: susie.cai@launceston.tas.gov.au

Phone: 6323 3000

Councillor Alex Britton

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Term expires as Councillor: 2026

First elected: 2022

 

Email: alex.britton@launceston.tas.gov.au

Mobile: 0488 308 337