Your Mayor and Councillors

The City of South Perth covers an area of around 19.9km² divided into four wards. Each ward is represented by two councillors and presided over by a popularly elected mayor. 

Councillors are elected for four-year terms with council elections held every two years on the third Saturday in October, for half of the council members.

City of South Perth Mayor

Sue Doherty

Term of office ends: 2019

Sue Doherty

Elected in 2011, Mayor Doherty is a long-time resident of South Perth. She brings both public and private sector, and managerial, experience in education and social services to Council. She understands the importance of proactively responding to concerns of residents. 

Mayor Doherty is committed to maintaining and enhancing South Perth’s natural and built environment. She continues to work towards achieving greater transparency in Council practices, and is a strong supporter of gender equity and diversity on Council.

Como ward

Glenn Cridland

Term of office ends: 2017

Glenn Cridland

Elected in 2009, Cr Cridland has lived in the City of South Perth since 1999.

A barrister practising primarily in coronial matters and environmental, administrative and criminal law, Cr Cridland is passionate about our beautiful natural environment and values the role of local schools, sporting clubs and community groups in making South Perth a wonderful place to live.

Jessica Black

Term of office ends: 2019

Jessica Black

As a resident of South Perth, Cr Black is proud of the City, with its natural beauty and undeniable community spirit. With a Master of Architecture and studies in business, Cr Black has professional expertise in community engagement and community development.

Cr Black is passionate about strengthening communities through well considered, collaborative and sustainable community development projects.

Manning ward

Sharron Hawkins Zeeb

Term of office ends: 2017

Sharron Hawkins Zeeb

Elected in October 2011, Cr Hawkins Zeeb is a lecturer in Business studies, German, French and Intercultural studies. 

Cr Hawkins Zeeb is passionate about people, family values, neighbourhood networking, sustainable living, community services and the environment.

A resident of South Perth on and off since 1994, she believes in promoting and supporting local business.

Colin Cala

Term of office ends: 2019

Colin Cala

A Karawara resident for 21 years, Cr Cala has been committed to serving South Perth since 1995.

An architect by profession, Cr Cala uses his professional background to contribute to good urban renewal within our City, while maintaining its unique qualities.

Passionate about transparent and accountable government, Cr Cala encourages community consultation and an inclusive approach to community projects, such as the Visioning project, Canning Bridge Precinct Study and Manning Hub Development.

Moresby ward

Fiona Reid

Term of office ends: 2017

Fiona Reid

Elected in October 2011, Cr Reid holds a Masters in Social Sciences and has worked in the not for profit sector for nearly fifteen years as a family therapist and more recently as a manager of regional and youth programs.

A lifetime resident of South Perth, Cr Reid believes in sustainable planning, infrastructure and development that reflect community values and maintain South Perth’s unique village character and lifestyle.

Travis Burrows

Term of office ends: 2019

Travis Burrows

Cr Burrows was re-elected to council in October 2015 after previously serving from 2007 – 2011. 

Cr Burrows has over 25 years’ experience in the Australian and Asia Pacific Region including 15 years’ experience in senior leadership positions. Councillor Burrows has had broad exposure to the mining, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing industries. 

A long term resident of South Perth, Cr Burrows understands the importance of strong and strategic leadership, decision-making that is inclusive, a council that listens and acts on behalf of residents with sound planning for the future.

Mill Point ward

Cheryle Irons

Term of office ends: 2017

Cheryle Irons
As a resident of South Perth, Cr Irons embraces the beauty, lifestyle and charm of the city and is enthusiastic about working with the community to preserve its lifestyle and character.

A highly energetic and motivated advocate for local issues, Cr Irons' life experiences, which include building a number of successful business enterprises, equip her with a valuable skill set and work ethic which she will utilise in her role as a councillor.

Ken Manolas

Term of office ends: 2019

Ken Manolas
Cr Manolas is passionate about representing the community. He is married with two children and has lived in South Perth for 40 years. He has run a successful pharmacy business for 35yrs and has previous Local Government experience, enabling him to effectively represent the community.

His goal is to retain parkland, look for innovative ways to extend the sense of community, while preserving the natural beauty and river for the benefit of the people.