Dr Pettitt was elected as mayor in 2009 and re-elected in 2017. His expertise include climate change, international aid policy and sustainability planning.
He was previously the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Murdoch University and was appointed to the Heritage Council of WA in 2014.
Across his three terms as Mayor, Brad has applied his knowledge of liveable and sustainable cities to making Fremantle a great place to live and work.
Working closely with a motivated council, he and his team have developed a strong vision for the city, delivering many important projects.
Until taking up the role of mayor, Brad was the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Murdoch University. His research and teaching expertise include climate change, international aid policy, and sustainability planning.
Brad has previously worked with Oxfam in Cambodia and with the Australian Government Aid Program, AusAID, in Canberra and is currently a member of the West Australian Heritage Council and on the board of Westcycle, WA’s peak body for cycling.