I was elected as the Member for Boothby in 2016.
My family connection to our local area began in 1920 when my Great-Grandfather settled in a War Service home in Lower Mitcham after his return from World War I. He saw action at Pozieres and Bullecourt, and was wounded and held as a Prisoner of War for over 18 months.
My family taught at and attended local schools and were active community volunteers. I'm the fourth generation of my family to serve our community.
After growing up on a small farm in country South Australia, I attended Flinders University in the heart of Boothby, where I graduated with a Law Degree and Arts Degree (1st Class Hons). Professors Dean Jaensch and Haydon Manning inspired my interest in politics and policy, and how to ensure Australia remains one of the best places in the world to live.
After University I worked at the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Canberra, and then for Liberal Leaders Dr Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull. When I returned home to Adelaide I spent several years as a newspaper columnist first for The Age and then for The Advertiser before being elected as the Member for Boothby. I am the first woman elected to the seat since it was established in 1903.
I am proud to have delivered for our community, and will continue to work hard to support businesses, jobs and a strong economy so everyone can live a safe and comfortable life, supported by the best education, health care and road and rail infrastructure.