Mayor - Cr Tom Sharp

mayor sharpMayor Tom Sharp was born in Beaudesert and raised on his family's dairy farm at Beechmont. 

After secondary school he studied finance at the Securities Institute of Australia and began his career with Paul Morgan & Co Stockbrokers in Brisbane. 

In 1987 Cr Sharp relocated to Sydney and in 1989 moved into funds management with BZW Investment Management. 

During this time he became a foundation member of Sydney's Gypsie Cricket Club and a foundation director of the Sydney Harlequins Rugby Union Football Club, a director of The Rugby Club and served as Junior Vice President of The Gallipoli Club, of which he is now a life member. 

Cr Sharp accepted a position with Cazenove Stockbrokers in 1998, responsible for Australian sales into Asian markets with a focus on Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. 

That year he also acquired a small acreage at Beechmont and invested in developing a citrus orchard. 

Having branched out into the corporate world on his own in 2008, raising funds for development projects, Cr Sharp was employed in 2018 by NASDAQ-listed US company The Metals Co for which he continues to work as a consultant. 

Family, and caring for his elderly parents, has been a focus for Cr Sharp since returning to Beechmont with his wife and daughter in 2013.