AUSTRALIA: Paula Masselos re-elected Mayor of Waverley


Greek Australian Labor Councillor Paula Masselos has been re-elected Mayor of Waverley and will continue to serve in that position until the NSW Local Government Elections on December 4.

"So honoured and humbled to be re-elected Mayor of Waverley until the local government elections 4th December. " Masselos wrote on her social media account.
"COVID will change how the election will be conducted so I will keep you posted." she added.

Masselos was first elected mayor on 27 September 2019,  in the biannual Mayoral election which takes place every September.

Taking the mayoral reins just before the outbreak of the pandemic, Masselos has  successfully managed the challenges presented to her in 2020, balancing public health and public administration in what has been a challenging time for all Australian cities, particularly Sydney which first saw the outbreak of the delta strain.



Paula, the first woman of Greek heritage to be elected mayor of Waverley holds a Bachelor Social Work (James Cook University of North Queensland), Associate Trinity College of London (Speech and Drama), Australian Association of Social Marketing (AASM)

Paula is the Managing Director of Embrace Society which is a communications agency specialising in hard to reach audiences and in values based behaviour change, community engagement, advertising and communications, and creative strategy and development.

Paula is a highly experienced and award winning strategist and communicator with a career spanning almost 35 years. Shehas held a number of senior positions including Director SBS Radio. Prior to joining the WPP Group (Y&R) as the Director of Mosaica and of Sudler & Hennessey Multicultural, she was the Director of Education in the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Paula has had numerous appointments to ministerial advisory bodies and sat on many boards. She was appointed to the Citizenship Test Review Panel to overhaul the Australian citizenship test and sat on the Radio Advisory Group of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She was Chair of Sydney’s Carnivale Multicultural Arts Festival and served for six years as a Community Relations Commissioner in NSW. She was on the National Women’s Advisory Council and shaped multicultural TV broadcasting as a member of the Ethnic Television Review Panel. Paula has been a Breast Cancer Network of Australia Media Ambassador and participated in the Field of Dreams.