Dr Rachel Swift

24 May 2021 speech

Ms FLINT (BoothbyGovernment Whip) (16:19): I would like to congratulate Dr Rachel Swift who has been preselected by the Liberal Party members in Boothby to be the Liberal candidate for Boothby at the next election. Boothby is where Dr Swift was raised and educated and where she worked. Her family made their home in Urrbrae not far from where her father worked at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide, joining the CSIRO as the chief of Division of Soils. Dr Swift herself attained a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide before being award a Rhodes Scholarship in 2004. She holds a PhD in embryology from the University of Oxford.

Dr Swift is passionate about health and has worked in the field for many years. She was a partner and executive adviser with global management consulting company Boston Consulting Group for 10 years. In 2014, Dr Swift was part of the United Nations mission to West Africa as part of the response to Ebola. From 2012 to 2013, Dr Swift was a senior project manager for the Clinton Health Access Initiative—a separate but affiliated entity of the Clinton Foundation. More recently, Dr Swift returned to Adelaide and ran her own consulting firm, Swift Outcomes.

I know that Dr Swift will work extremely hard to listen to our local community in Boothby and to win the next federal election for the Liberal Party. I look forward to working with her on local issues, and I wish her the very best of luck as she seeks to serve our wonderful community in the seat of Boothby.