President Good For Manly
Secretary & Party Agent
Environment & Local Government
Jeremy Bingham has been a Manly resident since 2003. He has a strong commitment to the local area and the principles of local democracy.
Jeremy was Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 1989 to 1991 and has over 48 years in legal practice specialising in local government, development and town planning. He currently operates as a consultant delivering strategic advice on council matters.
Having acted for many private citizens in their disputes with councils, Jeremy advocates that all councils should be fair, unbiased and reasonable in all their dealings. Jeremy also believes that State and Federal political parties have no place in local council administration.
He is also a keen kayaker, bush walker and theatre goer.
Media & the Environment
Janne has lived in Manly for the past 15 years and can't imagine ever living anywhere else.
Her first career was in medicine - working mainly as an Emergency Medicine doctor at Royal North Shore Hospital. Her second career, which was more fun, was in journalism. Janne worked for the North Shore Times (sister to the Manly Daily) covering health and local politics, which she found unexpectedly exciting.
She brings to Good For Manly a knowledge of print media from the inside, and an understanding of how important it is for local government to get things right. She enjoys writing - in particular making complicated topics accessible to people who aren't experts, and working online.
Town Planning & Sport
Kyeema has a degree in Environmental and Marine Science and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
She has lived in Manly all her life and sport has always been a focus. She represented Australia in the women's rowing team in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Ky is passionate about local sporting clubs and making sure they are well supported. She is equally committed to supporting our amazing natural environment.
After a number of years working in the Planning Department of the City of Sydney Council, Ky now runs her own business as a town planner in Manly.
Mark Is a successful local businessman, who has run his own health and wellness company Qi Health & Yoga since 2001.
In an earlier incarnation Mark spent 21 years in international marketing working with major brands with several large multi-national companies, before striking out on his own.
As a successful small business owner he’s focussed on improving facilities and opportunities for the local small business community.
As a yoga teacher and trainer, and local resident for 20 years, honesty and sound values are central to Mark’s work, and are what led to his interest in the independent and transparent approach of Good for Manly.
Mark has (mostly) raised his family on the Northern Beaches. He is passionate about the environment and loves the bush, hiking, cooking, music and (of course) yoga.
Marketing, Communication & Business
Dorset Sutton came to Manly ten years ago after a 34-year international career with Colgate Palmolive.
He uses his expertise in senior management and corporate strategy in his new career as a business mentor, with clients ranging from plumbers, to start-up companies, to senior executives. He runs a Global Investment business, works as a market consultant, and is active on Community Boards - including the Manly Library Trust, and Support Programs.
Dorset loves Manly's village culture - being able to sit down with people from many different backgrounds. He is determined not to lose our beautiful village atmosphere. and brings to Good For Manly his strategic "big picture" planning abilities, marketing and communication skills. He enjoys ocean swimming, kayaking, golf, walking, travelling and music.
Parking, Business, Governance
Craig is Mr Parking with three decades of experience in the car parking industry, including ten years as CEO of Wilson Parking, Australia's biggest parking operator.
He understands the issues associated with parking and related traffic and access requirements, and has first hand experience of analysing problem situation and turning the around. Craig's other focus is governance - the necessity for structure, procedures and correct process in running a large and successful business.
Craig and his family have lived in Manly for over 25 years, with both children attending Manly Village Public School. Since retiring from Wilson Parking in 2015 he has been able to spend more time at Manly Golf Club and surfing at North Steyne.
Marketing & the Environment
Lloyd Keen is an experienced businessman who has held senior management positions in major companies as well as working as a small and medium business operator. He is currently a consultant in strategic marketing and alliance development.
A proud father and grandfather, he has lived in Balgowlah and Balgowlah Heights for 24 years and in Manly for the last 12.
An enthusiastic member of the community, he is a representative on the Manly Community Environment Committee and is associated with the Manly Environment Centre, Manly Food Co-op and Eco Divers, as well as an active member of the Ivanhoe Park Precinct and a co-founder of rDog (Responsible Dog Owners) Community Group, among others.
Insurance, Risk & Retail
David Taylor has lived in the Manly Council area for 20 years, the last 12 in Manly itself.
David brings a strong business focus to the Good For Manly organisation, having been a great supporter of and participant in the business community in Australia.
David has been the CEO of the NSW State Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years, Chief of Staff to a former Federal Minister for Small Business, General Manager (Corporate Affairs) at Sydney Airport, Managing Director of an insurance company and is still active as a founding Director of another insurance company and an executive of an east coast law firm.
David is an active participant in all that Manly has to offer its residents and quietly assists some of our local businesses meet their community service obligations.
Roger loves the relaxed, beachside atmosphere of Manly and considers it to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially given its relationship to the international city of Sydney.
Roger practiced architecture in London, Bermuda and the Caribbean before returning to Sydney to take on the directorship of one of Australia's most prominent architectural practices. After ten years working on major national and international projects, he successfully operated his own Sydney practice for a further twenty years, specializing in marine, hospitality, retail and residential projects and attracting international, national and local clients.
Now retired, he maintains an interest in development projects in the municipality and their impact and is passionate about the general well being of the Manly community.
Roger enjoys art, especially Aboriginal and abstract art and is enthusiastic about good design, particularly in the built environment. He is well travelled, enjoys good food and loves to swim and surf.
Financial Services & Online Entrepreneur
Stephen has lived in Manly with his two sons since 2000 and is a passionate advocate of living and working locally. He brings strong financial services, strategic and innovative thinking to Good for Manly.
He has held senior executive roles with National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Optus and Pinpoint Marketing over the last 25 years in Australia, USA and Asia. A regular visitor to Silicon Valley, he is aware of current business trends and is actively pursuing opportunities to bring innovative companies and services to Australia.
Stephen has been consulting and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures for the past decade and is the founder of financial services technology company, Controlabill, and swimming social network, iSwimtoo. He is s a year round ocean swimmer and Patrol Captain at Manly Life Saving Club where he has been a life saver since 2002.
Mark de Teliga
Social Research & Mental Health
As a sociologist and psychologist, Mark’s background is researching changes in Australian society and culture as well as consumer behaviour and market research.
He has had a long career in business including Market Research Manager of John Sands, Planning Director of McCann-Ericson and Saatchi & Saatchi, Managing Director of The Ball Partnership, CEO and partner of OMON Advertising and General Manager of Fox Studios.
Mark founded his own company, Benchmark Research, in 1982.
An active member of the Manly community, Mark volunteers his professional assistance to manly local groups.