Lisa Scaffidi

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The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Perth
Lisa Scaffidi
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55th Lord Mayor of Perth
Assumed office
October 2007
Deputy Michael Sutherland
Preceded by Peter Nattrass
Personal details
Born (1960-02-12) 12 February 1960 (age 56)
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent

Lisa Scaffidi (née Sanders) (born 12 February 1960) is the first female lord mayor of Perth, Western Australia. Scaffidi won the seat in the October 2007 council elections following the retirement of her predecessor, Peter Nattrass, after a record twelve years in the position.

Scaffidi was educated at Churchlands Primary School and Methodist Ladies' College after which she graduated as a dental therapist from the WA Institute of Technology (now Curtin University). She served as an air hostess with TAA in 1980, worked in the hospitality industry in a marketing capacity and, in the 1990s, helped to promote export of semi-precious stones. She was the WA state director of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) for over ten years.

She served two terms as a councillor before successfully contesting the lord-mayoralty.

Corruption and Crime Commission[edit]

In October 2015, the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia found that Mrs Scaffidi had "signally failed in her duties" as Lord Mayor by accepting and failing to declare a $31,000 travel package to the 2008 Beijing Olympics from BHP, and other gifts from private companies that have dealings with the City of Perth. The Commission's report found that Mrs Scaffidi had committed acts of "serious misconduct."

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