The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Biography

Parliamentary service

  • 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.

Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities from 22.12.17.
  • Minister for Urban Infrastructure from 19.7.16 to 22.12.17.
  • 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.

Committee service

  • 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.

Party positions

  • 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.
  • Married.

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.