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Michael Hewitson AM
0439 752 867
mhewitson@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 3078 Unley SA 5061

After spending my formative years in Malvern, I attended Adelaide University graduating as a Pilot Officer with the RAAF and a microbiologist with honours.  I then pursued a career in education and taught maths and all sciences in both state and independent schools across South Australia. In 1975 I was appointed as the Director of the Salisbury Education Centre. I was involved in teacher training and development and the wider community including the establishment of Radio Station 5PBA. Having been instrumental in the founding of nine schools, I also re-established two bankrupt schools, and was a board member of Rostrevor College from 2014-17

One of my career highlights was the appointment as the foundation Principal and CEO of Trinity College Gawler from 1984 until 2002.

Since 1998 I have been a Fellow of the Australian College of Education, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2013 “For significant service to education, to the Anglican Church in Australia, and to the community of Unley”.

I am currently a Member of the Australian Board of Education, responsible for the Australian Curriculum and Testing of all Australian Children from Kindergarten to Year 12, and the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Before becoming Mayor, I was a Councillor for Unley Ward for 12 years.  I am married to Rosslyn and we have lived in Unley for the past 17 years. We have four married children with three children each; nine of whom live in Unley.


Jennie Boisvert

Cr Jennie Boisvert
0416 818 768
jboisvert@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
 

I have now represented Clarence Park Ward for 14 years, and have loved every minute of the position. Whether I am at my work, as a Leader at a large metropolitan High School, or representing residents, l like to work with individuals or groups to ascertain the issue, and to work through a range of solutions that can solve the issue for them. 

I keep an active blog and Facebook and I welcome you to log in and make comments on items of interest.

Don Palmer

Cr Don Palmer
0414 820 773
dpalmer@unley.sa.gov.au
Contact via Facebook
Contact via website

In my 3rd term working for you and providing local leadership. I bring extensive business and community participation experience to being your Councillor, your elected representative.

You can learn more on my Facebook Page or my website.  Better yet, call or email me.

Jordan Dodd

Cr Jordan Dodd
0421 418 428
jdodd@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 239 Goodwood SA 5034

As a resident of the City of Unley, I am passionate about our thriving community.  I have lived in the area since I first moved to Adelaide from Queensland, and couldn't now imagine living anywhere else. 

Currently working in Local Government, I have an innate understanding of the sector, its governance and legal requirements and other frameworks, positioning me to effectively represent your views and navigate the ins and outs of the Council. 

I hold a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, and I am currently pursuing a degree in Applied Finance at the University of Adelaide.  I have a history of working within the legal profession, as well as small businesses, giving me a unique perspective and set of skills, which I will draw on to represent you to the best of my ability.

Peter Hughes

Cr Peter Hughes
0439 837 335
8373 3573
phughes@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061

I have lived in Fullarton with my family for 28 years but have had a much longer connection to the City of Unley. I have been an active service club member holding executive leadership positions. My strong connections and commitment to local baseball, golf and bowls clubs included my role as President of the Sturt Bowling Club at Unley Oval for four years.
 
Formerly a School Principal of small and large country schools and large and complex metropolitan schools, I also had a career in the ATO as Team Leader and Manager of various teams and projects. I have worked in private enterprise as a small family business owner and as an internal accountant at a construction company.
 
I have held a commission as a Justice of the Peace for 45+ years and have served two terms on Council, gaining extensive experience in Local Government by serving on numerous committees, being Presiding Officer of several and was honoured to be appointed Acting Mayor for 2018. My strong interests are in sustainability, arts and events and vibrant, healthy communities.
Nicole Sheehan

Cr Nicole Sheehan
0403 051 079
nsheehan@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
Contact via Instagram
Contact via Facebook

I am passionate about the Village of Goodwood and the City of Unley. I have lived and worked in the Goodwood Ward for over 17 years and have owned and operated various businesses, including Hair Salons and a Wine Bar.

Bringing people together is my passion and I have demonstrated this through the Goodwood Groove event, street parties and place activations, which I created and implemented to continue the vibrancy in our community.

I was honoured to be elected as a Goodwood Ward Councillor in 2018 and look forward to serving the people of our City.

I am married to Darcy and have two boys, Isaac and Ethan.  Alice the Australian cattle dog is a treasured family member too.
Emma Wright

Cr Emma Wright
0488 523 777
ewright@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061

I have been serving Goodwood Ward and the City of Unley as a Councillor since November 2018.
 
A resident of Goodwood Ward since 2006, I live with my husband Matt and our young sons Oliver and Jack. My family and I love the Goodwood Village and the wonderful parks and facilities in the City of Unley.
 
Currently combining university studies with caring for my youngest child, my career included 8 years in Federal Government and over a decade in the banking sector. In my twenties, I was a small business owner.
 
While undertaking a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations & Screen Studies) I have enjoyed working in a handful of part time communication roles with organisations including OzHarvest and Me-Mover.
Mike Hudson

Cr Mike Hudson
8357 7496
mhudson@unley.sa.gov.au
44A Blyth Street, Parkside SA 5063


I am a retired public servant and a former journalist, previously working in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Adelaide.

 

Kay Anastassiadis

Cr Kay Anastassiadis
0413 619 317
kanastassiadis@unley.sa.gov.au

PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
I have had a long and broad career in health, starting out as a nurse and now working in mental health, contributing to the development of policy, legislation and reforms to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and their carers.
 
As a councillor, my focus is on improving the amenity and sustainability of the community for residents and ratepayers by building on the legacy of previous councils and the many volunteers who work in so many areas to make Unley a wonderful place to live. 
 
I have an adult daughter and a close extended family, am a keen cook, reader and dog walker. I am Chair of the Open Space Contemporary Arts which supports artists and generates projects across a diverse field of practice in urban and regional settings.
Monica Broniecki

Cr Monica Broniecki
0415 042 468
mbroniecki@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
Contact via Facebook

As an Unley Council resident of 20 years I have joined the Council to make a difference, to represent residents' interests, and positively influence decisions that affect our quality of life.
 
My focus is on essential services and financial responsibility whilst maintaining the liveability and ambience of the area.
 
I now have the time to serve on Unley Council using the skills acquired in my working life in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and SA Health, through my tertiary qualifications (science qualifications including a research masters and a doctor of philosophy), and my position as a board chair.
 
My focus in both strategic and operational roles was to deliver better outcomes, continuously improve the way business is undertaken, and optimally use public resources.
 
I value the opportunity to provide the Unley Park Ward residents with true and independent representation.
Michael Rabbitt

Michael Rabbitt
0415 714 567
mrabbitt@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
Contact via website

After a successful career in the banking and finance industry, I accepted the role of Business Manager in small business.
 
Elected Ward Councillor in November 2014 - I  have served on most Council Committees gaining an insight into the functions and challenges of Local Government. I was Elected Deputy Mayor for a term in 2016. I  have worked with residents to improve road safety and traffic issues, enhance our parks and gardens and also address development matters.

I enjoy time with family, community activities, travel, sport, walking our dog and cycling.
Sue Dewing

Cr Sue Dewing
0498 650 747
sdewing@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061


I am currently the General Manager of Sturt Football Club—the first female in Sturt's 117 years and the SANFL's 141 year history. I was also appointed as the Club’s first female Board Director in 2012.

I hold an MBA and am a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). I have a hospitality management background and worked in the USA as Director of Events at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Resort.
 
I am married to Adelaide Barrister Michael Kernot and together we have five adult children.

 

Jane Russo

Cr Jane Russo
0428 362 422
jrusso@unley.sa.gov.au
PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
Contact via Facebook

I am the Principal at Enabling Solutions supporting organisations to lead meaningful change by offering independent advice and expertise in change management and organisational development. I provide partnering, collaboration, engagement and governance consulting services. As an enabler specialising in providing independent advice, to help trouble shoot, upskill and build capacity within organisations.

I have 20 years’ experience within education, youth, tertiary pathways, government, health, community services, volunteering and sport. My expertise as an engagement practitioner, partnership broker, stakeholder relations consultant and strategic policy adviser has been utilised within various South Australian government departments. Here I was considered a leader in stakeholder engagement and collaborating with communities and organisations in helping government achieve effective outcomes benefiting South Australians.

I am a passionate volunteer, as President of Athletics South Australia, and board director at Centennial Park and Touch Football South Australia. I hold a Master of Educational Management and are a graduate of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the South Australian Leaders Institute of South Australia.
 
I am a committed advocate for effective governance, collaboration, inclusion and diversity, women’s leadership, grassroots participation, and leading change where outcomes benefit the community. I also mentor up and coming sportswomen administrators and young entrepreneurs. In 2018, I was awarded Sport SA’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Clarence Park Ward
    Jennie Boisvert

    Cr Jennie Boisvert
    0416 818 768
    jboisvert@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
     

    I have now represented Clarence Park Ward for 14 years, and have loved every minute of the position. Whether I am at my work, as a Leader at a large metropolitan High School, or representing residents, l like to work with individuals or groups to ascertain the issue, and to work through a range of solutions that can solve the issue for them. 

    I keep an active blog and Facebook and I welcome you to log in and make comments on items of interest.

    Don Palmer

    Cr Don Palmer
    0414 820 773
    dpalmer@unley.sa.gov.au
    Contact via Facebook
    Contact via website

    In my 3rd term working for you and providing local leadership. I bring extensive business and community participation experience to being your Councillor, your elected representative.

    You can learn more on my Facebook Page or my website.  Better yet, call or email me.

  • Fullarton Ward
    Jordan Dodd

    Cr Jordan Dodd
    0421 418 428
    jdodd@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 239 Goodwood SA 5034

    As a resident of the City of Unley, I am passionate about our thriving community.  I have lived in the area since I first moved to Adelaide from Queensland, and couldn't now imagine living anywhere else. 

    Currently working in Local Government, I have an innate understanding of the sector, its governance and legal requirements and other frameworks, positioning me to effectively represent your views and navigate the ins and outs of the Council. 

    I hold a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, and I am currently pursuing a degree in Applied Finance at the University of Adelaide.  I have a history of working within the legal profession, as well as small businesses, giving me a unique perspective and set of skills, which I will draw on to represent you to the best of my ability.

    Peter Hughes

    Cr Peter Hughes
    0439 837 335
    8373 3573
    phughes@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061

    I have lived in Fullarton with my family for 28 years but have had a much longer connection to the City of Unley. I have been an active service club member holding executive leadership positions. My strong connections and commitment to local baseball, golf and bowls clubs included my role as President of the Sturt Bowling Club at Unley Oval for four years.
     
    Formerly a School Principal of small and large country schools and large and complex metropolitan schools, I also had a career in the ATO as Team Leader and Manager of various teams and projects. I have worked in private enterprise as a small family business owner and as an internal accountant at a construction company.
     
    I have held a commission as a Justice of the Peace for 45+ years and have served two terms on Council, gaining extensive experience in Local Government by serving on numerous committees, being Presiding Officer of several and was honoured to be appointed Acting Mayor for 2018. My strong interests are in sustainability, arts and events and vibrant, healthy communities.
  • Goodwood Ward
    Nicole Sheehan

    Cr Nicole Sheehan
    0403 051 079
    nsheehan@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
    Contact via Instagram
    Contact via Facebook

    I am passionate about the Village of Goodwood and the City of Unley. I have lived and worked in the Goodwood Ward for over 17 years and have owned and operated various businesses, including Hair Salons and a Wine Bar.

    Bringing people together is my passion and I have demonstrated this through the Goodwood Groove event, street parties and place activations, which I created and implemented to continue the vibrancy in our community.

    I was honoured to be elected as a Goodwood Ward Councillor in 2018 and look forward to serving the people of our City.

    I am married to Darcy and have two boys, Isaac and Ethan.  Alice the Australian cattle dog is a treasured family member too.
    Emma Wright

    Cr Emma Wright
    0488 523 777
    ewright@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061

    I have been serving Goodwood Ward and the City of Unley as a Councillor since November 2018.
     
    A resident of Goodwood Ward since 2006, I live with my husband Matt and our young sons Oliver and Jack. My family and I love the Goodwood Village and the wonderful parks and facilities in the City of Unley.
     
    Currently combining university studies with caring for my youngest child, my career included 8 years in Federal Government and over a decade in the banking sector. In my twenties, I was a small business owner.
     
    While undertaking a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations & Screen Studies) I have enjoyed working in a handful of part time communication roles with organisations including OzHarvest and Me-Mover.
  • Parkside Ward
    Mike Hudson

    Cr Mike Hudson
    8357 7496
    mhudson@unley.sa.gov.au
    44A Blyth Street, Parkside SA 5063


    I am a retired public servant and a former journalist, previously working in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Adelaide.

     

    Kay Anastassiadis

    Cr Kay Anastassiadis
    0413 619 317
    kanastassiadis@unley.sa.gov.au

    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
    I have had a long and broad career in health, starting out as a nurse and now working in mental health, contributing to the development of policy, legislation and reforms to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and their carers.
     
    As a councillor, my focus is on improving the amenity and sustainability of the community for residents and ratepayers by building on the legacy of previous councils and the many volunteers who work in so many areas to make Unley a wonderful place to live. 
     
    I have an adult daughter and a close extended family, am a keen cook, reader and dog walker. I am Chair of the Open Space Contemporary Arts which supports artists and generates projects across a diverse field of practice in urban and regional settings.
  • Unley Park Ward
    Monica Broniecki

    Cr Monica Broniecki
    0415 042 468
    mbroniecki@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
    Contact via Facebook

    As an Unley Council resident of 20 years I have joined the Council to make a difference, to represent residents' interests, and positively influence decisions that affect our quality of life.
     
    My focus is on essential services and financial responsibility whilst maintaining the liveability and ambience of the area.
     
    I now have the time to serve on Unley Council using the skills acquired in my working life in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and SA Health, through my tertiary qualifications (science qualifications including a research masters and a doctor of philosophy), and my position as a board chair.
     
    My focus in both strategic and operational roles was to deliver better outcomes, continuously improve the way business is undertaken, and optimally use public resources.
     
    I value the opportunity to provide the Unley Park Ward residents with true and independent representation.
    Michael Rabbitt

    Michael Rabbitt
    0415 714 567
    mrabbitt@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
    Contact via website

    After a successful career in the banking and finance industry, I accepted the role of Business Manager in small business.
     
    Elected Ward Councillor in November 2014 - I  have served on most Council Committees gaining an insight into the functions and challenges of Local Government. I was Elected Deputy Mayor for a term in 2016. I  have worked with residents to improve road safety and traffic issues, enhance our parks and gardens and also address development matters.

    I enjoy time with family, community activities, travel, sport, walking our dog and cycling.
  • Unley Ward
    Sue Dewing

    Cr Sue Dewing
    0498 650 747
    sdewing@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061


    I am currently the General Manager of Sturt Football Club—the first female in Sturt's 117 years and the SANFL's 141 year history. I was also appointed as the Club’s first female Board Director in 2012.

    I hold an MBA and am a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). I have a hospitality management background and worked in the USA as Director of Events at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Resort.
     
    I am married to Adelaide Barrister Michael Kernot and together we have five adult children.

     

    Jane Russo

    Cr Jane Russo
    0428 362 422
    jrusso@unley.sa.gov.au
    PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061
    Contact via Facebook

    I am the Principal at Enabling Solutions supporting organisations to lead meaningful change by offering independent advice and expertise in change management and organisational development. I provide partnering, collaboration, engagement and governance consulting services. As an enabler specialising in providing independent advice, to help trouble shoot, upskill and build capacity within organisations.

    I have 20 years’ experience within education, youth, tertiary pathways, government, health, community services, volunteering and sport. My expertise as an engagement practitioner, partnership broker, stakeholder relations consultant and strategic policy adviser has been utilised within various South Australian government departments. Here I was considered a leader in stakeholder engagement and collaborating with communities and organisations in helping government achieve effective outcomes benefiting South Australians.

    I am a passionate volunteer, as President of Athletics South Australia, and board director at Centennial Park and Touch Football South Australia. I hold a Master of Educational Management and are a graduate of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the South Australian Leaders Institute of South Australia.
     
    I am a committed advocate for effective governance, collaboration, inclusion and diversity, women’s leadership, grassroots participation, and leading change where outcomes benefit the community. I also mentor up and coming sportswomen administrators and young entrepreneurs. In 2018, I was awarded Sport SA’s Volunteer of the Year Award.

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