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.

Following the 2019 local government elections on 19 October 2019, Greg Milner has been elected City of South Perth Mayor for a term of four years. 

The following Councillors were elected in the five vacant positions on Council: 

Como Ward - Carl Celedin

Manning Ward - André Brender-A-Brandis

Moresby Ward - Stephen Russell  

Mill Point Ward - Mary Choy and Ken Manolas

City of South Perth Mayor

Greg Milner

Term of office ends: 2023

Greg Milner

 

Elected Mayor in 2019 after serving as a councillor for two years, Mayor Milner is committed to helping provide sound financial management and cost-effective services for the residents and ratepayers of the City of South Perth. He has proudly called the City home since 2005. 

Married with two young children, Mayor Milner holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) and Bachelor of Commerce from UWA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Director Course) and the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program. Mayor Milner also serves the community on the boards of Ngala and Amaroo Village, and is a Friend of the Rotary Club of Como.

Prior to his election to Council, Mayor Milner practised as a commercial and property solicitor in private practice for more than 13 years. 

Mayor Milner has a special interest in aged care issues and has worked with a number of aged care organisations as a solicitor, as a board member and as a volunteer. 

Como ward

Glenn Cridland

Term of office ends: 2021

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.

Carl Celedin

Term of office ends: 2023

Carl Celedin

Married with two children and a lifelong resident of the City and surrounding area, Cr Celedin is committed to protecting the natural surrounding environment, particularly the foreshore and green open spaces.

A chartered engineer by profession, Cr Celedin has had an ongoing commitment to community affairs over a number of years through his involvement in local sports, church and community organisations. His work volunteering as Deputy Chair with City of South Perth Residents’ Association has helped him understand the challenges of the current economic environment, and the importance of independent and democratic governance within the City.

Manning ward

Blake D'Souza

Term of office ends: 2021

Blake D'Souza

DEPUTY MAYOR

Elected in 2017 aged 21, Cr D’Souza is the youngest elected member in the City’s history. 

A Waterford resident, he graduated from Trinity College and was offered a scholarship to Curtin University, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). His selection for the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra and graduation from the John Curtin Leadership Academy motivated him to stand for Council and make a difference in his community.

As an energetic local advocate, Cr D’Souza hopes to bring a fresh and youthful perspective to the Council and foster a sense of consultation and inclusivity amongst all residents in the City. 

André Brender-A-Brandis

Term of office ends: 2023

André Brender-A-Brandis

Elected in 2019, Cr Brender-A-Brandis has lived in the City of South Perth since 1999.

Cr Brender-A-Brandis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA), holding a Bachelor of Business (minor in Public Accounting) and is committed to ensuring financial integrity and transparency to deliver balanced budgets with the best possible outcomes for ratepayers.

He currently holds a senior State Government finance position and has formerly had finance and leadership positions with ASX public listed companies, government, accounting practices. He is formerly the Finance Manager for the City of South Perth. 

Cr Brender-A-Brandis is actively involved in facilitating ICA finance workshops. He has served Communities for over 20 years including the following; honorary Treasurer and Director for RSPCA and Free the Bears Boards, volunteer for Youth Focus and counselling telephone helplines.

Moresby ward

Stephen Russell

Term of office ends: 2023

Stephen Russell

 

A City resident since 2002, Cr Russell is passionate about the City’s unique character and solutions around how it can be maintained as development moves forward.

Bringing 25 years’ experience as an engineer to Council, Cr Russell wishes to use these skills to help assess whether planning and decision making is reasonable, fair and thorough.

Position Vacant

Term of office ends: 2021

Position Vacant
Due to the election of Cr Milner to Mayor, his position as Ward Councillor is now vacant and will be subject to an extraordinary election over the coming months.

Mill Point ward

Ken Manolas

Term of office ends: 2023

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. 

Mary Choy

Term of office ends: 2021

Mary Choy

Elected in 2019, Cr Choy holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees and is a registered legal practitioner, nationally accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner with experience in both public and private practice, a small business owner, busy parent and active community member. 

Cr Choy has been a South Perth resident since 2004 and is passionate about safeguarding the beautiful and diverse South Perth landscape and increasing the sense of community in the City.