Elected to the House of Representatives for Bradfield, New South Wales, at by-election 5.12.2009, vice the Hon. Dr BJ Nelson (resigned). Re-elected 2010 and 2013.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure from 19.7.16.
Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government from 21.9.15 to 18.7.16.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
House of Representatives: Infrastructure and Communications from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
Joint Standing: Migration from 10.2.10 to 19.7.10; National Broadband Network from 22.3.11 to 5.8.13.
Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 28.3.11.
Vice-President, Liberal Party Paddington Branch 1997–2007.
President, Liberal Party Paddington Branch 2007–08.
Vice-President, Sydney State Electoral Council 2007–08.
Born 16.1.1965, Devizes, UK.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)(Syd), MBA (Columbia University, New York).
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive, PA Consulting Group 1987.
Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques 1990–93.
Winter Associate, McKinsey 1994.
Manager, Corporate Development, TNT Ltd 1995–96.
Senior Adviser (and later Chief of Staff), Office of the Minister of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator the Hon. RKR Alston 1996–2000.
Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Optus 2000–07.
Principal, Fletchergroup 2008–09.
Description: inner metropolitan.
Location: North Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Asquith, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, Pymble, Roseville, St Ives, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Warrawee and West Pymble, and parts of Hornsby, Normanhurst and Thornleigh.
Area: 99 sq km (approx.).
Electors enrolled: 100 458 (at 7.9.13).
Industries: light manufacturing, service industries, commercial businesses and government offices.
State electorates: Bradfield includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Ku-ring-gai, and parts of Davidson, Hornsby and Willoughby.
Wired brown land: Telstra's battle for Broadband, Sydney: New South Books, 2009.