List of mayors of Warringah

This is a list of the shire presidents, administrators and mayors of Warringah Council, a former local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The official title of Mayors while holding office was: His/Her Worship The Mayor of Warringah. First incorporated on 7 March 1906 as Warringah Shire Council, the council became known as Warringah Council on 1 July 1993 following the enactment of a new Local Government Act which also stipulated that the term 'Shire President' be replaced with 'Mayor'.[1]

Mayor of Warringah Council
StyleHis/Her Worship
AppointerWarringah Council
Term lengthOne Year (1906–2008)
Four years (2008–2016)
Formation14 June 1906 (as Shire President)
28 September 1993 (as Mayor)
First holderCr. Thomas Fishbourne
(Shire President)
Cr. Brian Green
(Mayor)
Final holderCr. Michael Regan
Abolished12 May 2016
DeputyCr. Roslyn Harrison
(Your Warringah)
Websitewww.warringah.nsw.gov.au

Upon its establishment a temporary council of five nominated representatives was installed. The first meeting of this temporary council took place in the Narrabeen Progress Hall on 19 June 1906, with George Brock in the chair. The election of the first Warringah Shire Council took place on 24 November 1906, and the first meeting of the six elected councillors took place on 3 December, when Thomas Fisbourne was elected Shire President.[2] Originally a role nominated by the council annually, from 2008 to 2016 it was directly elected every four years. The last Mayor of Warringah was Councillor Michael Regan (Your Warringah), elected in 2008, who served until the council's amalgamation into the new Northern Beaches Council, which was established with former Warringah administrator, Dick Persson, at its head.

Shire Presidents/Mayors and Deputy Shire Presidents/Deputy Mayors

#TermShire presidentsDeputy PresidentTerm
19 June 1906 – 3 December 1906George Brock (Provisional Chair)
13 December 1906 – February 1908Thomas Fishbourne
2February 1908 – 1 March 1910Alexander Ralston[3]
31 March 1910 – 1 March 1911Ellison Quirk
1 March 1911 – 1 March 1912Alexander Ralston
41 March 1912 – 1 March 1914William Hews[4]
1 March 1914 – 1 March 1915Ellison Quirk[5]
51 March 1915 – 1 March 1918John Duffy[6]
1 March 1918 – 1 March 1919Ellison Quirk
61 March 1919 – December 1920Henry Lodge
7December 1920 – December 1925Arthur George Parr
8December 1925 – 1 March 1926Ramsay McKillop (ALP)[7]
March 1926 – December 1927Arthur George Parr
9December 1927 – December 1929Francis Frederick Corkery
10December 1929 – December 1931George William Hitchcock
11December 1931 – December 1933Charles Henry Sheppard[8]
12December 1933 – December 1935John Warwick AustinThomas Henry McPaulDecember 1934[9]
13December 1935 – December 1937Albert Henry HughesCharles Henry SheppardDecember 1935[10]
T. A. NicholasDecember 1936[11]
14December 1937 – December 1940George Green[12][13]
Albert SterlandDecember 1939[14]
15December 1940 – December 1944Albert SterlandT. A. NicholasDecember 1940/42[15][16]
16December 1944 – December 1946Walter Harris
17December 1946 – December 1948Wilfred Batho
18December 1948 – December 1950Russell Kent
19December 1950 – December 1951William Horn
20December 1951 – 2 December 1957John FisherWilliam BerryDecember 1952[17][18]
Leonard McKayDecember 1954
212 December 1957 – December 1958William Berry[19]
22December 1958 – December 1959Herbert Cooper
December 1959 – December 1962William Berry
23December 1962 – December 1963Edgar Wilson
24December 1963 – December 1964Geoffrey Mill
25December 1964 – 3 April 1967Gordon JonesDonald LindsayDecember 1965
3 April 1967 – 5 November 1967Jack Barnett (Administrator)N/A
6 November 1967 – 6 December 1968R. H. Cornish (Administrator)[20]
26December 1968 – September 1971Colin Huntingdon
27September 1971 – September 1974Richard Legg
28September 1974 – September 1975Peter Dawson
29September 1975 – September 1976Robert CreaghKevin BegaudSeptember 1975
30September 1976 – September 1977Desmond SainsberyPeter DawsonSeptember 1976
31September 1977 – 21 June 1978Kevin BegaudGavin AndersonSeptember 1977
3221 June 1978 – 19 September 1979Gavin AndersonPaul Couvret21 June 1978
3319 September 1979 – 24 September 1983Paul CouvretRichard Legg19 September 1979
Mark HummerstonSeptember 1980
Brian GreenSeptember 1981
John BradfordSeptember 1982
3424 September 1983 – 24 September 1985Darren JonesKevin BegaudSeptember 1983
Brian GreenSeptember 1984
3524 September 1985 – 5 December 1985Ted JacksonJohn Bradford24 September 1985
5 December 1985 – 21 April 1986Daniel Kelly (Administrator)N/A
21 April 1986 – 24 March 1987Richard Conolly (Administrator)
24 March 1987 – 26 September 1989Ted JacksonMark Hummerston14 March 1987
Julie Sutton29 September 1987
Brian Green27 September 1988
3626 September 1989 – 24 September 1991John CaputoJulie Sutton26 September 1989
Frank Beckman24 September 1990[21]
3724 September 1991 – 28 September 1993Brian GreenAndrew Humpherson24 September 1991
Julie SuttonJune 1992
#TermMayorDeputy MayorTerm
28 September 1993 – 19 September 1995Brian GreenSam Danieli28 September 1993
Julie Sutton20 September 1994
3819 September 1995 – 24 September 1996Julie SuttonSam Danieli19 September 1995
3924 September 1996 – 22 September 1998Sam DanieliTom Webster24 September 1996
Peter Moxham23 September 1997
22 September 1998 – 23 September 1999John CaputoLiz Jones22 September 1998
4023 September 1999 – 27 September 2001Peter MoxhamPhil Colman23 September 1999
Darren Jones26 September 2000
27 September 2001 – 26 September 2002Darren JonesJulie Sutton27 September 2001
26 September 2002 – 23 July 2003Julie SuttonDavid Stephens26 September 2002
23 July 2003 – 13 September 2008Dick Persson (Administrator)N/A
4113 September 2008 – 12 May 2016Michael ReganDr. Conny Harris14 October 2008[22]
Michelle Ray13 October 2009[23]
Julie Sutton30 September 2011[24]
Bob Giltinan23 October 2012[25]
Sue Heins24 September 2013
Jose Menano-Pires23 September 2014[26]
Roslyn Harrison25 August 2015[27]

Shire Clerks/General Managers

The Local Government Act, 1993 removed the requirement that the administrative head of a council be a "Town or Shire Clerk" and specified that the head was to be known as the "General Manager". Warringah Council had previously recognised the changing nature of role in appointing the last two Shire Clerks as "General Managers" and delegating wider authorities to them, which lasted from 1984 to 5 May 1993.[1]

YearsShire Clerk/General Manager
21 June 1906 – 1907William S. Miller (Temporary)[28]
1907 – November 1913Patrick Carew
November 1913 – 20 November 1945Robert George Jamieson
18 December 1945 – 14 November 1950Walter Gors
19 November 1950 – 28 January 1952Norman Hubbard
4 May 1952 – 21 January 1970James Morgan BEM[29][30]
24 January 1970 – 22 July 1980Rex Stuckey
4 July 1980 – 6 July 1984Glen Riordan
30 July 1984 – 29 September 1985Patrick Hynes
22 October 1985 – April 1998Len Thomson
May 1998 – October 2001Denis Smith
11 February 2002 – 15 March 2007Stephen Blackadder
15 March 2007 – 12 May 2016Rik Hart

Notable office-holders

Notable presidents/deputy presidents and mayors/deputy mayors include:

  • Frank Beckman (1923–2017): Councillor 1962–1967, 1968–1985, 1987–1991, Deputy Shire President 1990–1991, Mackellar County Councillor 1969–1979.[21] In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for "service to the community through local government".[31]
  • John Bradford: Councillor 1977–1985, Deputy Shire President 1982–1983, 1985, Councillor Mackellar County Council 1977–1979 (Deputy Chair, 1979), Member of the Federal Parliament for McPherson 1990–1998.
  • John Caputo: Councillor 1987–2003, Shire President 1989–1991, Mayor 1998–1999. In 2000 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for "service to the Italian community, to the community of Warringah, and to local government."[32]
  • Paul Couvret: Shire President 1979–1983, Councillor 1973–1995.[33] In 1998 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) "for service to local government through the Warringah Shire Council, to veterans, and to the community".[34]
  • Brian Green: Councillor 1980–1999, Shire President 1991–1993, Mayor 1993–1995. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for "service as former mayor and for active service to the community and local government".[35]
  • Bob Giltinan: Councillor 2008–2016, Deputy Mayor 2012–2013, former professional international tennis player.
  • Andrew Humpherson: Councillor 1987–1992, Deputy Shire President 1991–1992, State Member for Davidson 1992–2007.
  • Ted Jackson (1921–2009): Councillor 1983–1991, Shire President 1985–1986, 1986–1989. Jackson later served as President of the Dee Why RSL Club for 23 years. On 31 May 1956 he received the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the Australian Army.[36] In 1987 he was awarded the Australia Day RSL Achievement Award. On 11 June 1990 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his "services to veterans & their families".[37] In 2001 he was also awarded the Centenary Medal for services to veterans[38] and Rotary's Community Service Award in 2002.
  • Arthur George Parr (1876–1931): Councillor (B Riding) 31 January 1920 – 1931, Shire President 1920–1925, 1926–1927. Responsible for completion of Warringah public lighting and electrification; second-longest-serving mayor or shire president.[39][40][41][42]
  • Ellison Quirk: Manly Municipality Alderman 1896–1928, Mayor 1901–1906, Warringah Shire Councillor 1906–1922, Shire President 1910, 1913–1914, 1918–1919. State Member for Warringah 1901–1904.
  • Desmond Sainsbery: Councillor 1968–1977, Shire President 1976–1977. In 1993 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for "service to youth and to sport in Warringah Shire."[43]
  • Julie Sutton: Councillor 1980–1985, 1987–2003, 2008–2012, was the first and only female Mayor from 1995–1996 and 2002–2003.
  • Tom Webster: State Member for Wakehurst 1978–1984, Councillor 1991–1999, Deputy Mayor 1996–1997.

Other notable councillors, who did not hold office as President/Mayor or Deputy President/Deputy Mayor are:

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