Councillor Profiles

Flinders Council consists of seven Councillors elected by the community during Council Elections. All Councillors are elected for a four-year term, including the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who must be elected Councillors to be eligible for these positions.

Flinders Council's newly elected members are:

Annie Revie (Mayor)

David Williams (Deputy Mayor)

Sharon Blyth

Aaron Burke

Vanessa Grace

Peter Rhodes

Rachel Summers


For information on past Mayors and Councillors, please contact the Council Office. 


Councillor Peter Rhodes

First elected:2011
Term expires:2022

Councillor Rhodes was born in Whitemark and will be buried at Lady Barron. He is a contrarian and a Gemini and often brings a unique perspective to debate and discussion around the Council table. Councillor Rhodes is a qualified Trainer and Assessor, and has a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Macquarie University. After university he worked in community development before joining the Australian public service where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 2009. From 1997 to 2000, he was the IT Manager at Government House in Canberra. He now has a small stud cattle farm on Flinders Island and provides computer skills training and support locally.

Council committees: Clean Up Australia; Furneaux Group Aviation Special Committee and the Furneaux Group Shipping Special Committee.

External committees: Flinders Island District School Association (Council Representative).


Contact Details

T:03 6359 2267
M:0407 906 186
A:Post Office, Whitemark TAS 7255

Deputy Mayor David Williams

First elected:2006
Term expires:2022

Councillor Williams is very involved with the health and wellbeing of the community as well as with seeing that the use of community assets are maximised.

He has a been an ardent critic of the increasing level of State Government interference and red-tape that now engulfs much of Council business, taking away from on-the-ground service delivery and community engagement. The impact that bureaucratic interference has on local residents and lifestyles motivates Councillor Williams' efforts for change.

While a passionate advocate politically, it is Councillor Williams' endeavours within the community, promoting health and recreation, that he is especially regarded for. A leader in the islands' golfing and running communities, his recent run from Launceston to Hobart to raise funds for cancer demonstrates his “take life head on” approach.

Councillor Williams enjoys Flinders Island's stunning natural environment, the taste of the local wines and his home-grown veggies. He can often be seen running along one of the amazing bush tracks at dawn or dusk, or teeing off from the Whitemark Golf Course for a brisk round.

Council committees: Audit and Finance Special Committee, Code of Conduct Special Committee; and the Lady Barron Hall & Recreational Special Committee.

External committees: Nil.

Contact Details

M:0428 628 948
A:Post Office, Lady Barron TAS 7255

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