JILLY'S TEAM - vibrant, diverse and community-minded
Team Jilly and families
ST LEONARDS WARD
Dr Alanya Drummond
Alanya has been an elected North Sydney Councillor for the past four years. With a PhD and University Medal in Interior Architecture at UNSW, Alanya uses her design skills to make a significant contribution to the North Sydney built environment. Alanya is fluent in French and lectures in Design Practice at UNSW, where she is also studying psychology and has been the university’s champion for disability and mental health awareness. As the daughter of Jilly, Alanya has been inspired by female leadership from a young age and fostered a commitment to the local community. Alanya and her husband live with their two young children in North Cremorne, the heart of the St Leonards Ward, making her the ideal candidate to continue representing local families. Alanya’s children, Rosella and Monty, attend Middle Harbour Public School and learned to swim at our iconic Olympic Pool. Alanya and her children are regulars at many parks and youth activities in the municipality.
John was born and raised locally and now lives with his wife and daughter in Neutral Bay. Between earning a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor in Law from UTS, John spent fifteen years working in Europe. John speaks fluent Greek and has experience owning, managing and running a number of diverse businesses, the current being Against the Grind cafe in Neutral Bay. John is an avid supporter of the Neutral Bay Village and has dedicated himself to improving and enhancing community spaces for North Sydney residents.
Stacey has lived in Neutral Bay and Cammeray for the past six years. As a registered nurse and midwife, Stacey is passionate about making our community safe for young children. Working on the frontline through the pandemic has shown Stacey how much we rely on our local community to pull us through tough times - there is a great community spirit in Cammeray! Stacey loves being outdoors and is grateful for our abundant and spectacular public open spaces along the waterfront.
Jen and her husband live in the heart of Crows Nest, spending their free time exploring local parks and trails with their dog Sesame. Jen holds a Bachelor of Law and leads digital teams in banking, most recently helping people pay with digital wallets. She is passionate about preserving and increasing our green open spaces and looks forward to the Holterman Street carpark becoming public parkland. Jen loves the cultural and linguistic diversity of the North Sydney LGA and wants to see this diversity represented on Council.
John was born and raised in Holbrook Ave Kirribilli and now lives in Cremorne. He is a family man with four children and loves all that North Sydney offers for local residents. John is passionate about our parks and sports facilities and is pleased that Mayor Jilly delivered new tennis courts at Primrose Park. John is an avid lawn bowler and if elected to Council will focus on delivering more sports facilities. He supports delivering a plaza in Neutral Bay Village by undergrounding the carpark.
Jilly’s strong leadership for over nine years has seen our North Sydney LGA flourish. Jilly leads a healthy and sustainable lifestyle and works full-time as your Mayor of North Sydney Council. Jilly has championed many initiatives that have improved the quality of life for local residents and small businesses. These include making our CBD, local plazas and parks smoke-free, as well as helping our small businesses bounce back from lockdown by introducing extra outdoor dining. We also drastically reduced parking infringements during lockdown. As Mayor, Jilly championed the redevelopment of our Olympic pool and ensured the preservation of heritage elements. Jilly has also ensured our CBD is being revitalised and transformed into an economically viable and sustainable city. A successful CBD provides jobs for local residents and means our residential rates stay low. Residents compliment Jilly on being highly visible in her community and always contactable. Jilly has a special interest in pedestrian safety and has focused on more pedestrian crossings, fast-tracking footpath repairs and additional lighting.
Hugo has lived in Larkin St Waverton all his life. Having also been schooled locally, Hugo is a well-known identity with strong family and community values. He is an active participant in local issues and attends Waverton Precinct Meetings. Hugo is an enthusiastic sportsman who will advocate for more indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, as well as a long-term practical solution to reduce rail track noise near his local train stations. Hugo believes our small businesses are the heart and soul of community life.
Sunny, who lives in Neutral Bay and works in North Sydney’s vibrant CBD, has deep connections in her local community. Sunny lives on Wycombe Rd and her daughter happily attends Neutral Bay Public School. Sunny and her family are passionate about preserving and extending our community open space. She supports the recent revitalisation of Hays Street Beach and the new plazas in Miller Street, Young Street and Burton Street. Sunny is a strong advocate for activating our CBD laneways.
Koo is an environmental entrepreneur who specialises in renewable energy. Through her company CleanGen Projects she has developed the 1.3GW pipeline of solar wind battery projects in NSW, SA, QLD & VIC. Koo believes local government should play an instrumental role in Australia meeting national and global emissions reduction targets by 2030. Koo lives in Lavender Bay with her husband and daughter who attends North Sydney Demonstration School. Koo is always willing to chat to locals about important issues.
Steven loves working in McMahons Point and being part of the close-knit community. Steven works alongside his brothers and parents at the renowned family restaurant Piato, which is in the heart of McMahons Point village. He is well connected with locals and proud that Piato supported the community during the lockdowns by delivering meals to isolated local residents. Steven loves watching the North Sydney Bears play at our iconic North Sydney Oval with his wife and two children.