Councillors and Staff

Shire of Shark Bay's elected members and staff details are below: 

Shire Councillors  


President Cheryl Cowell (Denham Ward - 2023)
Ph 9948 1538
M 0417 180 307 
cr.cowell@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 

Deputy President Miroslava (Mira) Vankova (Useless Loop / Pastoral Ward - 2025)
M 0432 029 436
cr.vankova@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 

Cr. Mark Smith (Denham Ward - 2023)
M 0438 436 325
cr.smith@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 

Cr. Pietr (Peter) Stubberfield (Denham Ward - 2023)
M 0427 245 700
cr.stubberfield@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 

Cr. Gregory (Greg) Ridgley (Useless Loop / Pastoral Ward - 2023)
M 0429 481 446
cr.ridgley@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 

Cr. Laurence (Ben) Bellottie (Denham Ward - 2025)
M 0429 481 268
cr.bellottie@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 

Cr. Edmund (Ed) Fenny (Denham Ward - 2025)
M 0419 949 889
cr.fenny@sharkbay.wa.gov.au 



* Year in bracket denotes expiry of elected term 

Shire Administration Office Staff 

Chief Executive Officer
Dale Chapman
M 0498 554 313 

Executive Manager Finance & Administration
Andrea Pears
M 0408 014 402

Executive Manager Community Development
Deborah (Deb) Wilkes
M 0409 738 475   

Community Development Officer
Ashleigh (Ash) Buchholz
M 0437 790 274

Works Manager
Brian Galvin
M 0428 178 501

Coordinator, Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre
Candice Uszko
P 9948 1590

Please send all emails to admin@sharkbay.wa.gov.au