As a long time resident of Wahroonga, Cr Pettett has strong links with the community and is actively involved with the development of youth in Ku-ring-gai as a coach and the Junior President of the Kissing Point Angels Baseball Club.
Cr Pettett is a qualified accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Accountants and a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute of Australia. Financial analysis and responsible spending are two cornerstones which drive him in his work a councillor.
Improvements to facilities are one of his priorities. He represents Comenarra Ward.