Who am I and what have I done?

As a grassroots volunteer in Cockburn for the past 20 years, I have lived and breathed Cockburn.

I brought my family, kids, sisters here. I started off in Atwell Primary School Safety House Program, then Neighbourhood Watch. Now the Chair of Cockburn NHW.

I was the President of Atwell Community Association for 9 years, now I'm the treasurer.

I was the inaugural chair of Atwell College Board and I'm still on board.

I was asked to run for Council. I was elected 2011; currently East Ward Councillor until 2019.

I'm on numerous volunteer group committees:

  • Audit & Strategic Finance Committee
  • Bushfire Reference Group (Chair)
  • CEO & Senior Staff Key Projects Appraisal Committee
  • Community Safety & Crime Prevention Committee
  • CCW Reference Group; Cockburn ARC.
  • Delegated Authorities, Policies & Position Statements Committee
  • Grants & Donations Committee
  • JDAP Joint Development Assessment Panel; [Remunerated position]
  • LEMC Local Emergency Management Committee
  • NHW Reference Group (Chair)

Yes I work hard but it is very satisfying helping people. From a 15 years Customer Service career in Coles Myer to 20 years in New Homes sales and Design for Plunkett Homes, it's just in the blood.

My lovely daughters; Sheree, Michelle, Shannen and Brianna. Then partner Sharon with nephew Jamie. and of course my Dad - Nino.