Born 31 July 1956
Marriage: Lydia, 2d.
Education: Bellaire PS 1964-67. Belmont HS 1968-73.
Career: Journalist, Geelong Advertiser 1976-81. Personal assistant to Hon. Glyn Jenkins MLC 1982. Journalist, Herald and Weekly Times 1982-86. Radio announcer, 3UZ 1987-89. Director, Coodabeen Champions Pty. Ltd. since 1989. Honours: Victorian Cricket Association Radio Award 1994-95. Landcare Media Award 1995. Rotary Paul Harris Fellow 1996. President's Award, United Way 1999. Memberships: Geelong Football Club; Geelong Golf Club; Geelong Art Gallery. No.1 ticket holder: Geelong Cricket Club, Barwon Heads Cricket Club and South Barwon Football Club. Patron, Geelong Churches Cricket Assoc. Interests: sports watching, golf, gardening and reading.
Party: Liberal Party
Party Note: Member of the Liberal Party since 1995.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||Geelong||30 March 1996||29 November 2002|
Appointments: Secretary of the Parliamentary Liberal Party Nov 1999-Jul 2000. Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation, Shadow Minister for Racing and Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs July 2000-November 2002.
Publications: The Coodabeen Champions Big Bumper Footy Book, Viking O'Neil 1990, reprinted 1991. The Coodabeen Champions Take a Good Hard Look at Australia, Viking O'Neil 1992. Merv and Me - on Tour, Ironbark 1993.
*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.