Councillor Robert Kok

Councillor Robert Kok is a practising lawyer and the Deputy Chair of the Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee and the Major Development Assessment Sub-Committee.

Robert was first elected to Council in 2008 and served as Deputy Lord Mayor for 2011/12. He was re-elected to Council in 2012 and 2016. 

He chairs the City's Chinese New Year Festival Advisory Panel. Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival is the single most important event for the Chinese community and has grown to be the largest Chinese New Year event outside of China.

Robert is known for his strong understanding of Chinese culture, as well as the City’s diverse Asian communities. He is a passionate advocate for cross-cultural awareness and is committed to further strengthening the vibrant relationship between the City and its Asian communities locally, nationally and internationally. Robert is particularly interested in international relations, cultural exchange, business innovation, education and urban planning. His support for the Chinatown Improvement Plan has assisted in revitalising this historic area into a world-renowned attraction and business hub.

Robert is an alumni of Macquarie University and Bond University as well as Asialink. He is also a Governor of WWF-Australia and a member of the Advisory Panel to the China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney.

Councillor Robert Kok