Damon Thomas has served as an alderman on the Hobart City Council for eight years and currently serves as Chairman of the Council’s Finance Committee. He has outstanding professional public and private sector experience and a long history of understanding and working on the issues affecting Tasmania and the City of Hobart.
Damon’s past roles include Tasmanian Crown Solicitor, State Ombudsman, CEO of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Lord Mayor from 2011-14.
He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, a recognised fund raiser for a wide range of charitable causes and Chairman of the Choir of High Hopes.
Damon has embraced the recently completed community vision for Hobart as a strategic vision for the City and looks forward to leading a Council that transforms that vision into reality. He is committed to encouraging critical thinking about key community issues, including sustainable development that enhances the liveability of our city and as Lord Mayor, he will also promote a Council culture that is inclusive, accessible, transparent and accountable.