Your Councillors

Huon Valley councillors began their term in November 2022.

SALLY DOYLE
MAYOR

“I took on the role of Acting Mayor in March 2022. Stepping into any leadership role is challenging, particularly so during difficult times. It required me to step up and deal with the challenges head-on and I’m truly grateful for the support I received from the community over this time. Anyone willing to put their hand up to stand for council believes they have the best interest of the community at heart. For me, encouraging and fostering positive change in the community is what drives me as a councillor and mayor. I love the Huon Valley, our home, and can’t wait to see what its future holds.”

Committee membership:

  • General Managers Performance Review Committee – Chair
  • Huonville Recreation Area Management Advisory Committee – Chair
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)
  • Southern Tasmanian Council Authority (STCA)
  • STCA Waste
  • TasWater

Phone: 0409 437 815
Email: sally.doyle@huonvalley.tas.gov.au
Media enquiries: (03) 6264 0314

TOBY THORPE
DEPUTY MAYOR

Committee membership:

  • Audit Panel
  • GM Performance Review Committee
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) – Proxy
  • Southern Tasmanian Council Authority (STCA) – Proxy
  • TasWater – Proxy

Phone: 0472 639 380
Email: toby.thorpe@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

PAUL GIBSON

“When my family visited the Huon in 2006, we loved the people and place so much that we sold our house and business and moved here – the best thing we’ve ever done! Over a thirty-year career as an Architect and Builder I have developed skills in creative thinking as well as the hands-on practicality of getting things built. The greatest skill I’ve learned, however, is working with people – tradies, clients and consultants. Teamwork gets the best results on a finite budget. As climate change escalates, I believe a strong community across the Huon is our best resource. I focus my energy on empowering people and building connections across the Valley. I am active in many local groups, particularly Cygnet Cares Suicide Prevention Network. I was elected as a Greens Council in 2018.”

Committee membership:

  • Huon Valley Arts and Culture Committee – Chair

Phone: 0497 569 989
Email: paul.gibson@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

DEBBIE ARMSTRONG

“As a forever resident of the Valley, myself and my husband have raised our three children here. We reside in the most beautiful little piece of country, amongst an amazing community. Representing the Huon Valley in a positive, progressive direction moving forward is very important to me. Having owned and operated a business for fourteen years has allowed me to really connect with the people of the valley, and my role as a councillor will ensure I continue to do so.”

Committee membership:

  • General Managers Performance Review Committee

Phone: 0467 641 113
Email: debbie.armstrong@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

DAVID O’NEILL

Committee membership:

  • General Managers Performance Review Committee
  • Marine Facilities Advisory Committee – Chair

Phone: 0458 376 594
Email: david.oneill@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

MARK JESSOP

Committee membership:

  • Huon Valley Health and Wellbeing Committee – Chair
  • Ranelagh Recreation Area Management Advisory Committee- Chair

I value the rural lifestyle that we have in the Huon Valley, which is what attracted me first to Crabtree and then to Geeveston where I have a 200ac farm alongside the Kermandie River. The unique blend of agriculture and lifestyle makes the Huon both an exciting and diverse place to live and in the 15 years I have been here I have met people with great stories and ideas for how to live a productive life in the Valley. In my day job I am CEO of a disability service that supports over 300 people with a disability and employs 450 staff in Southern Tasmania.

Phone: 0412 430 982
Email: mark.jessop@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

JENNY CAMBERS-SMITH

“I’m committed to the Huon Valley and its unique mix of pastoral lifestyle, natural beauty and creative, caring people. I’m grateful to have been given the chance to help maintain the things we love about living here, better prepare us for current and future challenges, and strengthen the connection between the council and community. I’m passionate about making things easier for people in need, reducing waste, looking after our natural environment, and transparent, careful decision-making aligned to community need.”

Phone: 0419 403 467
Email: jenny.cambers-smith@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

CATHY TEMBY

“My goal is to serve the best interests of the whole Huon Valley Community, everywhere from our beautiful mountains, to our valleys, rivers and beaches. I will draw on my experience in communication, strategic planning and business management to encourage a sense of teamwork between the Community, Councillors and Council Staff towards the identification of a shared Huon Valley Community vision, priorities, and a plan to achieve realistic goals within our financial constraints.”

Phone: 0408 171 012
Email: cathy.temby@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

ANDREW BURGESS

Committee membership:

  • Audit Panel
  • Huon Valley Emergency Management Committee – Chair

Phone: 0418 996 171
Email: andrew.burgess@huonvalley.tas.gov.au


Email all councillors: hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Certificate of Election