Speaker: Lord Mayor of Melbourne Nicholas Reece

Cr Nicholas Reece was elected Deputy Lord Mayor in November 2020, after having previously been elected Councillor in the City of Melbourne in 2016.

Nick is an executive in Chancellery at the University of Melbourne and holds an academic position of principal fellow and teaches at the Melbourne School of Government.

Nick is the chairman of global men’s health charity Movember. Founded in Melbourne, more than 6 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have joined the Movember movement and raised almost $1.2b for prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

For over 10 years, Nick was a director for the street newspaper The Big Issue, Australia’s most successful social enterprise for homeless and marginalised people.

Nick has considerable experience in government and policymaking, having worked as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Victorian premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby. He is a commentator for SKY News and a regular columnist for The Age.

He is portfolio lead for City Planning and deputy portfolio lead for Finance, Governance and Risk and Heritage portfolios. For more details see Councillor portfolios.

Nick is also Council’s representative on the following committees and bodies:

Committee for Melbourne
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Advisory Board
Melbourne Art Trust.

Join Nick for a fun night fusing rock n roll music, dress up with our annual theme- men wear their rock star t-shirt and suit, women dress up, with speakers, stories, dancing, and fundraising!


Thursday night, 10th of November, 6.30pm – 11.30pm


The Park Melbourne, 36 Lakeside Drive, Melbourne, VIC 3206

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