Ward: Bellevue Hill
Jeff is a professional investor and corporate advisor. He studied, lived and worked in South Africa, England and America, before immigrating to Australia in 1994. His corporate and communal experience gives him sharp commercial understanding, coupled with a strong sense of community. He has served as the Chief Executive and a Director of several businesses whilst chairing Jewish communal activities and balancing the needs and love of his family and pets. Jeff supports the residents in their undertaking to preserve the views from the Rose Bay’s heritage listed promenade and sea wall. He opposes further marina expansion in Rose Bay. He will continue to monitor speed management and pedestrian issues at the Bellevue Road shopping areas. He is a keen supporter of the local shopping areas in his ward. Traffic and pedestrian safety, road maintenance and efficient garbage collection, are all high priority issues right across Woollahra.
Luise is a lawyer who has worked for over 25 years in financial markets and in the mining, oil and gas industry. She is a long time resident in Woollahra. Luise sits on the Committee of Queen Street and West Woollahra Association. Luise is married and has two sons and a daughter who have all completed their schooling locally. Luise will focus on preserving and enhancing the unique Village neighbourhoods and shopping areas across her Ward. She will seek to maintain Woollahra's unique beauty and heritage. Luise is opposed to inappropriate over development and to high-rise in Double Bay. She will encourage Council investment in local events and community facilities. Improvement and maintenance of footpaths, rubbish recycling, street lighting, parking and traffic management issues are matters of her concern. Luise is particularly concerned with local residential issues regarding the opening hours of pubs and restaurants, and the noise and parking problems they have created in the surrounding residential streets.
Ward: Double Bay
At the start of her legal career, she worked for the Environmental Defenders Office, championing public interest environmental and heritage issues. She worked in London for 17 years, specialising in cross- border corporate and finance transactions, returning to Sydney in 2007. She is married and her children attend schools in the area. Elena is passionate about protecting our heritage, preserving and enhancing our local villages, improving public spaces, reducing traffic congestion and improving our roads and footpaths. She will protect heritage trees in Woollahra, and is opposed to the removal of the Yarranabbe fig trees. She is keen to encourage more residents to participate in the Council's recycling program and to expand it to include storm water drainage for local parks. Elena supports the residents in their opposition to further expansion of marinas in Rose Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Double Bay. She also supports the residents in their stand against high-rise in Double Bay.
Elena is the Chair of Residents First Woollahra, and she has represented Paddington as the community representative on Woollahra Council's Public Art Advisory Committee and the Small Sculpture Prize Committee since 2008. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Sydney Women's Fund and is a member of the Paddington Society. Elena is married, is a senior executive with over 12 years in the financial services industry, and is a Chartered Accountant. Elena's passion is focused on the revitalisation of Paddington as an arts, fashion and retail precinct, retaining the village feel that makes Paddington so special for our residents and local businesses. Elena will continue Residents First Woollahra's opposition to any overdevelopment of White City. She is committed to protecting heritage trees across Woollahra. Preserving the historic heritage of Paddington is a foremost concern.
Susan Wynne (Mayor)
Susan Wynne was elected as a Vaucluse Ward Councillor in 2008 and in 2011 was unanimously elected Mayor of Woollahra.
She is one of only 9 women to have held this position and is the youngest female Mayor in 150 years of Woollahra Council. Susan has worked tirelessly over the past 4 years not only for her own ward, but for the whole of the Municipality. With over 15 years experience as a Senior Marketer, as well as a small business owner, Susan juggles being a Mum of two girls, with her commitment to the community. She is hoping to continue serving her community as an elected representative of the Vaucluse Ward, and remains passionate about the role local members can have in shaping and enhancing the communities in which we live.