I was elected to NSW Parliament as Member for Heathcote in 2011 and was honoured to be re-elected in 2015 for a second term. My appointment as Temporary Speaker has continued and it is a role I perform with great pride and responsibility.
I have lived in the Heathcote Electorate my whole life raised my family and been an active member of many local community groups. As a qualified chef I held the role of Food Supply and Purchasing Manager for the Olympic Village in 2000, was employed by TAFE NSW as a Hospitality and Tourism Teacher and subsequently owned and operated a wholesale gourmet food business.
It is these work and life experiences that afford me a greater understanding of the issues faced by the people I represent in my role as a parliamentarian.
Spanning from Menai and part of Kirrawee in the north to Wombarra and northern Coledale in the south, the Heathcote Electorate is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in NSW and arguably the world.
With nearly 60,000 residents the seat of Heathcote has a diverse demographic from small coastal villages to large residential and business hubs. Issues regarding environment, health, transport, education and small business are what constituents contact me about the most. I have worked tirelessly to deliver outcomes and I urge you to contact me if I can be of assistance with any state government issue.