Hon Dr Peter Hendy

Hon Dr Peter Hendy

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Eden-Monaro, New South Wales, 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Productivity from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Assistant Minister for Finance from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.
  • Assistant Cabinet Secretary from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics served from 4.12.2013 to 12.10.2015
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 18.3.2014 to 12.10.2015
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 07.09.2013 to 02.07.2016
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party Joint Policy Committee (NSW) from 2001 to 2002.
  • President of the Liberal Party Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Conference (NSW) from 2001 to 2002.
  • President of the Liberal Party Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Conference (NSW) from 2011 to 2012.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Country Liberals Board (NSW) from 2011 to 2013.
  • Born: 10.1.1962, Brisbane, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • PhD (University of Canberra).
  • BEc(Hons) (University of Queensland).
  • Chief Executive at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Company Director.
  • Executive Director of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.
  • Principal at Peter Hendy Consulting.
  • Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition.
  • Chief of Staff to the Minister for Defence.
  • Chief of Staff to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.
  • Chief of Staff to the Minister for Education, Science and Training.
  • Private economic consultant.
  • Senior Executive in the Cabinet Office (NSW).
  • Principal Adviser for Foreign Affairs and Trade to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.
  • Cadet at the Department of the Treasury.
  • Name: Eden-Monaro
  • Location: the Snowy Mountains and tablelands; it includes the centres of Yass, Murrumbateman and Bungendore in the north and south to the Victorian border, excluding the Australian Capital Territory. The main towns include Adaminaby, Adelong, Batlow, Bega, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Bungendore, Cabramurra, Captains Flat, Cooma, Dalmeny, Delegate, Eden, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Murrumbateman, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Talbingo, Tathra, Tumbarumba, Tumut and Yass.
  • Area: 41,617 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 107,817 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: timber industries, beef cattle, sheep and wool, dairy farming, dairy products and mixed farming, the Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme, snowfields and tourism.
  • Includes: Eden-Monaro includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Bega, and parts of Monaro.
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal, 1.1.2001.
  • Captains of industry: biographies of the presidents of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne: 2008.
  • Why Australia slept: why Australia is in danger of sleepwalking into the future, Connor Court Publishing, Redland Bay, Qld: 2018.

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