Gold Coast Mayor
Tom Tate was elected Mayor of the Gold Coast, Australia’s 6th largest city, in April 2012.
Tom is a civil engineer by trade, having graduated from the University of NSW in the early 80s. He started his career in the construction industry and later moved into the tourism and hospitality industry.
Tom has served as CEO of the family owned business which includes the Islander Resort Hotel and Sanctuary Resort, Malaysia for almost 20 years.
He has been an active member of the Gold Coast business community for many years serving as a Director for a variety of business associations and organisations, including Gold Coast Rugby, Gold Coast Turf Club, Director & Regional Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Board Member The Arts Centre Gold Coast and awarded Life Member of the Surfers Paradise-Broadbeach Chamber of Commerce.