Born 06 March 1952
Marriage: Married, three children.
Education: Winchelsea State School. Chanel College. BVSc, MVS (The University of Melbourne), MACVSc, MBA (Deakin University).
Career: Veterinary officer with Vic. Dept. of Agriculture 1975-1987. Manager with Vic. Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Affairs 1987-88. Memberships: Friends of the Points Reserve and Autistic Association; Warrnambool Racing Club; Panmure Football and Netball Club; Tyrendarra Football and Netball Club.
Party: Liberal Party
Party Note: State Council representative 1984-88. Hamilton Branch President 1985-88.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Portland||1 October 1988||29 November 2002||Seat abolished|
|MLA||South West Coast||30 November 2002||03 September 2015||Resigned|
Appointments: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health 1992-96. Minister for Youth and Community Services 1996-99. Treasurer 7-20 October 1999. Minister for Regional Cities and Minister for Racing December 2010-December 2014. Premier March 2013-November 2014. Minister for the Arts 6 March 2013-13 March 2013. Minister for Ports and Minister for Major Projects December 2010-March 2013. Leader of the Opposition October 1999-August 2002. Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Development August-December 2002. Shadow Minister for State & Regional Development December 2002-January 2004. Shadow Minister for Rural & Regional Development January 2004-December 2005. Shadow Minister for Agriculture (Including Forestry) December 2005-May 2006. Shadow Minister for Water December 2005-December 2006. Shadow Minister for Agriculture May-December 2006. Shadow Minister for Ports and Shadow Minister for Racing December 2006-December 2010. Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development December 2006-February 2008. Shadow Minister for Regional Cities February 2008-December 2010. Leader of the Liberal Party March 2013-December 2014. Leader of the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition March 2013-4 December 2014. Committee Service: Social Development Cttee 1988-1992. Rural and Regional Services and Development Cttee 2003-2006. LA Privileges Cttee March 2007-November 2010. LA Privileges Cttee April 2011-March 2013 (Chair May 2011-March 2013). Dispute Resolution Cttee April 2011-April 2013.
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.