Reade Smith is President of the Victorian Branch of Sustainable Australia
Reade is a former Senior Constable with the Victoria Police, having been stationed at a number of Police Stations including 4.5 years at Frankston. He retired from The Victoria Police to manage a Frankston based youth leadership and empowerment program called Youth At Risk.
Reade has 12 years local government experience as a former Shire Councillor with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council from 2000 to 2012 and was Mayor in 2005. He is concerned by climate change and environmental issues and as a result represented the Mornington Peninsula shire as a Director of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere. Reade represented the Mornington Peninsula shire on the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee for 4 years.
In 2000 Reade was co-opted onto the council of his former high school, Mt Eliza Secondary School College, for 8 years where he gained knowledge of the secondary school system.
Reade is passionate about creating an Environmentally Sustainable, Socially Just and Economically healthy society. He has experience as a candidate and campaigner in local, State and Federal elections.
Reade and his partner Amanda will soon be celebrating their 20th anniversary. He has 2 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren, thus his desire to create a more Sustainable Australia. He is currently employed as a local laws officer at South Eastern Local Council and lives on the Mornington Peninsula.