Mayor Phil Vickers was first elected to West Coast Council in 2009. Phil has worked on the West Coast for 41 years and is currently employed by West Coast Heritage Ltd as Manager in Zeehan. Previous positions include General Manager - West Coast Wilderness Railway, General Manager - West Coast Council, Council Clerk, Bank Clerk and Cadet Surveyor.
Married to Leanne they have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. Other interests include being a director of Crimestoppers Tasmania and a board member on the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive. Cr Vickers and his wife have also operated their own company PD & LM Vickers Pty Ltd since 1999 which included six years operation of the Zeehan General Store. Outside normal work Cr Vickers likes to keep his heavy truck and machinery skills up to date when an opportunity arises and to tinker with his landrover collection.