Cr Trudy Skilbeck
A long time Whitehorse and Eley Ward resident, Cr Skilbeck is married to David Smith and they have an adult daughter. Cr Skilbeck has science and law degrees and post graduate qualifications in corporate governance. Cr Skilbeck is a cricket tragic and a member of the Carlton Football Club. Cr Skilbeck values strong connections with many of the Christian churches in Whitehorse, while working equally with people of all faiths and none. She loves walking anywhere there are trees, and cooking; especially Christmas mince pies.
Cr Skilbeck is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the International Chartered Governance Institute. She works as a chartered Company Secretary and contributes to a number of Australian charity networks, including the Centre for Social Purpose.
Cr Skilbeck is passionate about excellent governance and genuine social inclusion. She has been on boards in education, international community development, community banking, professional standards, and superannuation. Cr Skilbeck focusses on bringing both strategic big picture and accurate operational detail into any interaction.
Cr Skilbeck is a past president of the Whitehorse Preschool Association and has numerous less formal links to community dialogue and activity in Eley and across the municipality.
Cr Skilbeck represents Council on the following:
- Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation
- Victorian Local Governance Association
- Advisory Committee for the review of the Chief Executive Officer’s Development
- Audit and Risk Committee
- Major Projects Councillor Reference Group
- Whitehorse Community Grants Panel