Mayor Kristie Johnston
Kristie is a qualified criminologist and lawyer and was admitted to the bar in 2004 on completion of the Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice. Kristie has an Arts/Law degree with a major in Public Policy and also a Post-Graduate Master Degree in Criminology and Corrections, where she studied and researched the inter-relationship between transport and crime in the municipality of Glenorchy.
Kristie was first elected to Council in 2011 as an alderman, and then in 2014 as Mayor. She has a particular interest and focus on governance, community engagement and participation. Kristie takes a hands on approach to volunteering in the community and continues to contribute to community groups and events, ranging from sausage sizzles through to event coordination and governance advice. Kristie uses her professional advocacy skills to work with the community to achieve better outcomes for Glenorchy.
She lives in Montrose with her husband Ben and two young children, Harry and Lucy. Kristie enjoys spending time with her family, getting involved in her children's many sporting activities, dancing, crocheting and gardening.
Deputy Mayor Matt StevensonMatt is an Executive Officer at the University of Tasmania, managing the operations of the Domain Nursing Campus in Hobart. His role at the University has encompassed international marketing, strategic planning and business development projects.
Prior to joining the University, Matt ran his own small business, was economic advisor to the now Premier of Tasmania, and worked in the finance industry in process improvement and change management, being part of the integration team working through organisational mergers.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance, and is currently undertaking his MBA, with a Corporate Governance specialisation. He also has project management certifications in PMBOK and Prince2 project methodologies.
Matt was a member of the St Therese's Primary School board for seven years, and is currently a member of the Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parents Council. He is a past Treasurer of the Northern Suburbs Athletic Club, and past member of the Glenorchy Abbeyfield House board.
Alderman Peter Bull
Peter is a retired bank manager and finance broker. He worked for ANZ and Tassie Home Loans, as a southern regional manager for over 44 years. He also dealt with the State Government delivering the Affordable Housing Scheme and managed the State Government Housing Portfolio loans (eg: Ag Bank and TDA Loans). These loans were all aimed at getting people into homes and predominantly were in the City of Glenorchy region.
Peter has held the position of treasurer, secretary and president for numerous, particularly for Rotary Clubs and Lions Clubs. He has extensive experience in governance issues and did regular training in this area along with customer service throughout his employment.
Peter has lived with his partner Sue Hickey for over a decade in Glenorchy and is father to three children, stepfather to Sue's daughter and has seven grandchildren. Peter is a man of his word and stands by his integrity and capacity for hard work. He recently suffered a life threatening illness, known as Guillaine Barre syndrome which left him in hospital for a year (105 days in intensive care) and whilst he has some limitations with mobility, he is healthy and eager to serve the City of Glenorchy to restore our residents' pride in their Council.