Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Lyons, Tasmania, 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment from 10.2.2015 to 9.5.2016; Selection from 11.8.2015 to 9.5.2016. Party positions President of the Liberal Party South Esk Branch from 2011 to 2012. Personal Born 19.6.1965, Launceston, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament AssocDipWool&FibreMarketing (Gordon Technical College).Registered Representative, Sydney Futures Exchange.Wool buyer and trader at Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd. from 1986 to 1993.Southern Region Trading Manager at Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd. from 1993 to 1997.Marketing Manager at Roberts Ltd. from 1997 to 2009.Business Development Manager at Ruralco Holdings from 2009 to 2013. Electorate Name: LyonsLocation: the greater part of rural Tasmania; it includes the towns of Beaconsfield, Bothwell, Bridgewater, Brighton, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Dodges Ferry, Evandale, Exeter, Gagebrook, Longford, Midway Point, New Norfolk, Perth, Port Sorell, St Helens, Sheffield, Sorell and Westbury.Area: 32,910 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 76,639 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism. Includes: Lyons is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.