Geelong High School. BA (Deakin University). Trained Primary Teachers Certificate (Geelong Teachers College).
Woolclasser throughout Australia 1962-65. Worked in wool industry, Bradford and London 1965-66, and with International Wool Secretariat in Chile 1967. Primary producer on irrigation and dry land country (merino sheep & cereals) 1968-83. APEX member 1968-1980, president 1971-1972, life member 1980. Chairman, Swan Hill Sewerage Authority 1974-78.
Swan Hill city councillor 1973-1983, mayor 1980-1982.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier 1992-96
Parliamentary Secretary, State Development 1996-99
National Party Spokesperson for Community Services and Housing 1983-85
for Water Resources, Property and Services, and Local Government 1985-88
for Education, and Water Resources 1988-92
Acting Cabinet Secretary in the Legislative Assembly 1992-96
Secretary to the Coalition 1992-99
Secretary of the Partnership 1999
Secretary of the Shadow Cabinet 1999
Shadow Minister for Agriculture Dec
Deputy Leader of the National Party December 1999-November 2002
Social Development Committee 1983-85
Public Bodies Review Committee 1985-88
Economic and Budget Review Committee 1988-92
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee 1996
References: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook. Personal information
Data Source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985