About me

My husband Andre and I live on a commercial organic fruit farm which we established 24 years ago in Lower Daintree.

We have 2 wonderful sons Asha (27) and Nick (23). 

I grew up in Melbourne, and graduated from Melbourne University, first working, as a High School teacher, followed by senior management positions in the Federal Departments of Health, Housing and Community Services and Aboriginal Education.

In 1994 I established the first Community Services Department of Douglas Shire Council and was appointed acting CEO in 2007. 

In March 2008 I was elected to the Cairns Regional Council as the Councillor for Division covering the former Douglas Shire, Palm Cove and Clifton Beach. I was re-elected in April 2012.

The de-amalgamation from Cairns Regional Council was successful and in 2013 I was elected as the first Major for the de-amalgamated Douglas Shire.

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