The positions of Ku-ring-gai Mayor and Deputy Mayor were decided at the September meeting of the Council on Tuesday 19 September.

Councillor Sam Ngai from the Roseville ward was elected Mayor and Cr Christine Kay from the St Ives ward was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Councillors Ngai and Pettett stood for the mayoralty, with a majority of votes going to Councillor Ngai. Councillor Kay nominated for the position of Deputy Mayor and was elected unopposed.

Mayor Ngai and Deputy Mayor Kay will serve in their respective roles until September 2024, when the next NSW local council elections will be held.

Cr Ngai grew up in Roseville and attended Roseville Public School. He holds degrees in Software Engineering and Accounting and is soon to complete Masters degrees in Business Administration and Law.

Cr Ngai was elected to Council in 2017 and has since served on Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee and Flood Risk Committee. He has also served as a member of the Sydney North Planning Panel, as Vice President of the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) and as Deputy Mayor.

Speaking after the Council meeting, Mayor Ngai said he was looking forward to serving the Ku-ring-gai community as Mayor.

“I aim to collaboratively lead the Council and build on relationships with the community and with staff”, he said.

“All councils have the challenge of deploying limited resources to meet the needs of current and future generations and it is important to consult with residents in this process.”

Councillors also nominated various representatives for Council committees at last night’s meeting.

For more information about the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit

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