Cr Philip Penfold
Councillor Philip Penfold was born and bred in Maitland, and was first elected to Council in 2008.
Philip first became inspired to make a difference in Maitland while spending 18 months in the USA. During his time there he said he was lucky enough to witness the small, but very proud and community minded city, of Creston, Iowa. He saw the Council and community work together to achieve results, based on their commitment and love for their home town. Philip said these actions motivated him to take part in his own home town of Maitland.
Philip feels the next term of Council will help Maitland continue to realise its potential as a vibrant city in which to live and work. Philip is also interested in expanding Council’s services to make life easier for all members of the community.
‘Maitland has wonderful parks and facilities, which presents plenty of opportunities to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for families. I would also like to see enhanced inner city car parking, and additional waste services offered in the near future’.
Philip lives with his wife, Nicole and two sons William and Matthew. He is a self proclaimed political tragic, a movie buff, and a frequent user of social media. Philip has a wealth of experience as a small business owner and in the banking industry. He was also a former chief instructor of Hunter Valley Karate, from which he retired in 2008 after being involved for more than 20 years.