Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | Western Australia Party Convenor
I was born and raised in the Pilbara town of Port Hedland. From a very early age my father Colin Matheson involved me in his role as a councillor, and as he pioneered the development of football in the Pilbara.
I left Port Hedland to further my studies to become a Certified Financial Planner and completed a degree at UWA in political science and history in 2012 .
Since moving from North Perth to Subiaco in 2002 to be closer to footy at Subi Oval, and restoring Ruby Hutchinson House, I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and nominate for Subiaco Council to continue my passion to work for the community.
I was first elected as an East Ward Councillor on 15 October 2011. Within six months of the election, my husband Andrew died of cancer aged 46. This loss has driven me to work even harder, and to make the most of every day. On 17 October 2015, I was re-elected with 57% of the vote.
In 2016, I received a Distinguish Service Award for my services to the Financial Planning Association of Australia where I was a Director for 10 years and a member since 1989.
I am currently an elected member of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation Council, and a recent member of the Metro West DAP panel (2015-2017).