Tom Tate was elected Mayor of the Gold Coast, Australia’s 6th largest city, in April 2012 and re-elected in March 2016.

 

Mayor Tate has committed to reducing the cost of living pressure facing residents, reform Council, cut waste and broaden the Gold Coast’s economic base beyond its cornerstones of tourism and construction.

 

Mayor Tate is a civil engineer by trade, having graduated from the University of NSW in the early 1980s.  He started his career in the construction industry and later moved into the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

With a strong business background, Mayor Tate has spent his time in office ensuring everyone knows that the Gold Coast is ‘open for business’. This has seen certainty return to the city, which in turn has boosted confidence and created significant investment across the Gold Coast.

 

Mayor Tate is leading a city that is embracing change and dreaming big. Having hosted the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mayor Tate’s focus for the future is to build on the legacy of the Games so that the Gold Coast is full of opportunities. By focusing on the key areas of transport and digital infrastructure; health, education and knowledge; events; culture and business investment, Mayor Tate is making sure the Gold Coast is staying way ahead when it comes to a stronger economy, more jobs and protecting the city’s enviable lifestyle.

 

Mayor Tate has been married to his wife, Ruth for 39 years and together they have four children.  The multi-cultural Mayor was born in Asia and is fluent in three languages.

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