Department of the Treasury of Australia
BA and LLB, University of Sydney. Formerly, Director, Policy to the Premier, New South Wales; 1992-94, Treasurer, North Sydney Federal Electorate Council. 1996, Member, House of Representatives, North Sydney, New South Wales; Chairman, Sydney Airport Community Forum. Member: Government Members' Task Force on Taxation; 1996, Committee on the Environment , Recreation and the Arts; 1996, Financial Institutions and Public Administration; 1998, appointed Minister for Financial Services and Regulation; 2001, appointed Minister for Small Business and Tourism. Representative: Australian Bureau of Statistics; Housing Loan Investments Corporation; Royal Australian Mint; Ministerial Council for Corporations. Former President: Students Representative Council; Young Liberal Movement, New South Wales. Expertise/interests: financial reform, corporate and securities law, banking and prudential regulation, competition policy and consumer affairs; squash, cricket.