District Commissioners

Head shot of GSC Commissioner Eastern City District Maria Atkinson

District Commissioner – Eastern City

Maria Atkinson AM has over 15 years of experience on not-for-profit, international institutions and Government boards and committees.

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Head shot of GSC Commissioner North District Deborah Dearing

District Commissioner – North

Dr Deborah Dearing is widely recognised for her leadership in improving the design quality of cities and communities.

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Head shot of GSC Commissioner Central City District Edward Blakely

District Commissioner – Central City

Professor Edward Blakely is Honorary Professor of Urban Policy at the University of Sydney and founder of Cities Leadership Institute.

Head shot of GSC Interim District Commissioner – Western City Geoff Roberts

Interim District Commissioner – Western City

Geoff Roberts has 35 years of experience in Australia and internationally on city strategy, governance and leadership and currently holds an Adjunct Professor position in the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

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Head shot of GSC Commissioner South Morris Iemma

District Commissioner – South

Morris Iemma served as Premier of NSW from 2005-2008 and prior to that held the ministerial portfolios of Treasury, Health, Sport and Recreation, Public Works and Services, and Minister Assisting the Premier.

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