Candidate for the South West Region
Rod was born and raised in regional South Australia but 11 years ago saw the benefits of living in Albany and moved the family west with his wife and three kids. Growing up, Rod was heavily involved in sport, becoming an elite athlete and national-level coach. He later put this dedication to success in his work career and business endeavours.
In Albany Rod moved to the not-for-profit sector with Foodbank WA, where he found his true passion, helping those in need. He is chairman of the Albany Crisis Relief Agencies network and has been involved in community engagement activities and volunteering. Through these roles Rod has gained a great understanding of the Great Southern region, its personalities, challenges and strengths.
Rod views the chance to enter Parliament as an opportunity to take his community work to the next level and to do it with the support of a party that committed to bring back a fair share of Royalties for Regions and stand firm on what is right for the South West.