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 in 2011 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.