Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2016. Defeated at general elections 2022. Parliamentary positions Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.7.2019. Committee service Joint Standing: National Broadband Network served from 11.10.2016 to 11.4.2019; National Broadband Network served from 1.8.2019 to 30.6.2022Senate Select: Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates served from 1.12.2016 to 28.11.2017; Red Tape served from 16.2.2017 to 3.12.2018; Autism served from 27.11.2019 to 4.12.2019; Autism served as Deputy Chair from 5.12.2019 to 24.2.2021; Tobacco Harm Reduction served from 8.10.2020 to 18.12.2020 Parliamentary party positions Nick Xenophon Team Whip in the Senate from 30.11.2017 to 10.4.2018.Centre Alliance Whip in the Senate from 10.4.2018. Party positions Secretary of the Nick Xenophon Team from 2013 to 2014.Treasurer of the Nick Xenophon Team from 2014 to 2017.Treasurer of Centre Alliance from 2017.Secretary and Treasurer of Centre Alliance from 2018. Personal Born: 2.12.1957, Adelaide, AustraliaGender: MaleMarital Status: Married Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Bank officer from 1974 to 1979.Radio sales from 1980 to 1984.Publishing/Advertising/Retail Marketing from 1985 to 1997.Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Retailers Association (SA) from 1998 to 2004.Self-employed retailer from 2004 to 2012.Campaign Director from 2013 to 2016.