Fighting For The Northern Beaches
Stuart Sprott is a Frenchs Forest local through and through. He has owned and run several local small businesses on the Northern Beaches over many years. Stuart has served as a Councillor since 2017, sitting on seven Council committees and is a member of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Stuart has worked hard to protect open space and the environment while fighting to stop waste of ratepayer funds by Council.
Having called the Northern Beaches home for over 30 years David has a passion for the local community. David is a volunteer firefighter and is on the board of a local charity. David has 15 years management experience in the technology sector.
Marcus Middleton was born and raised in Frenchs Forest, where he now lives with his young family. Marcus has a background in journalism, media and public relations. Volunteering with several Forest based community groups, Marcus will always strive to ensure local voices have their say as Frenchs Forest under goes a once-in-a-generation change as a priority growth area.
Born and raised on the Northern Beaches, it's been Rory’s home for 30 years. Rory has served as a Northern Beaches Councillor since 2017, is a family lawyer by trade, a volunteer firefighter and a past President of the Davidson Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade, an active rugby union referee, Honorary Legal Counsel of the NSW Rugby Referees Association, and a Director of Pittwater Business Limited. Rory is passionate about Council accountability, transparency, lower rates, cutting Council waste, and delivering better services.
A background in retail and management, Karina served on Manly Council from 1996 to 2003. Karina has lived in Mona Vale for nearly a decade with her daughter.
A background in finance, Philip works in the policy space. Public service is in his blood and Philip is a life long resident of the Northern Beaches.
Bianca is Northern Beaches born and bred. The beaches have been her home for over 40 years. Bianca is a wife, and mother of two boys, she has a career in Financial Services which spans over 20 years. Being a qualified accountant, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge from the corporate sector. Over the years Bianca has been active in both of her sons' schools and sports activities. She is a Rotarian and looks forward to being part of the NBC team if elected.
Jonathon is a passionate Northern Beaches local, living here with his wife Catherine and two young children. He is an economist by trade contributing to the delivery of over $4 billion in public. He is a mad sports fan and loves bushwalking, camping and getting out on the water around the pristine Northern Beaches. He is also a massive supporter of the emerging world-class craft brewing/distilling and performing arts scenes on the Beaches.
Sarah is Northern Beaches born and raised and is studying Economics at Sydney University. She has served as a Northern Beaches Council Youth Ambassador and is also on the Northern Beaches Council Youth Advisory Group. On the weekends you can find Sarah enjoying a walk with friends at Collaroy Beach or Narrabeen lagoon.
A Councillor since 2017 and a former Northern Beaches Police Commander, David has loyally served our community for over 30 years. David has 20+ years’ experience on commercial and government boards, he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and completed the Corporate Governance Program at the Harvard Business School. David is a long term surf life saver at Queenscliff SLSC and a former President of the Manly Swimming Club. David has been awarded the National Medal, National Police Medal, NSW Police Medal, and Commissioner’s Commendation.
Lee Knows what it takes to run a successful small business while facing enormous challenges. As Chairman of the NSW Taxi Council, he has led the industry through the toughest period in its history, fighting for and achieving significant concessions and victories for over 3,500 members. He knows how to take up the fight for the “little guy”, and while our small business community has been crushed under the weight of council bureaucracy and red-tape, skyrocketing rates and threatsto our local, vital community services, the time for a ratepayers’ champion is now.
Vicky is a local school teacher, a public speaker, an author and a former university lecturer. Vicky helps women succeed in leadership and transition into executive roles where vision, mission and decisions are made within the home, school, workplace and the world. Vicky’s published leadership book awakens leadership attributes within us to help lead communities with courage and confidence.
Georgia is a fourth-generation Northern Beaches local with a heart for the community. Raised in Balgowlah, she works as a Senior Manager at a professional services and consultancy firm in the city, specialising in education and policy reform. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and Masters of Business Management - both on full scholarships - from the University of Sydney. Georgia was also former School Captain at St Luke’s Grammar School, Dee Why.
Bill Calcraft is born and raised in Freshwater, attending Harbord Primary and Pittwater House. He is an experienced corporate executive and board director and a veteran in the renewable energy industry. Bill played a decade of first grade rugby for Manly, is an Oxford Blue, and a capped Wallaby.
Born and raised in Manly, Isabella has been involved in the local community all her life. Isabella attended Stella Maris, Manly, before studying economics at Macquarie University. She has represented Seaforth in netball and soccer, as well as Manly United in the Junior’s soccer league. Isabella works in Investment Banking and Asset Management.
On December 4th there is a choice between the same wasteful spending of the council or a Liberal Council that values lower rates, better services, and stopping the wasteful spending of the current council.