Candidate for Mining and Pastoral Region
Born and raised in Merredin to pioneering parents, Tony moved to a Goldfields in 1976 where he owned and ran a sheep station south of Kalgoorlie for 30 years. He and wife Karen now live in the Goldfields capital.
Tony served as a councillor, director and chairman of Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations and was National President of the RFDS. He has served as a board member and Chairman of St Mary’s Primary School and John Paul College along with other community organisations including the Eastern Goldfields Highland Dance Association, Goldfields Equestrian Centre, Goldfields Foundation, Golden Mile Loopline Railway Society and currently serves on the East Kalgoorlie Primary School Board.
Tony was Federal Member for O’Connor from 2010-13 and chaired the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission. After Federal Parliament Tony worked as a consultant for mining companies on major infrastructure initiatives in the Central Desert and Northern Goldfields.
Awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Emergency Medicine along with being named Kalgoorlie-Boulder Citizen of the Year, Kalgoorlie-Boulder CCI Citizen of the Year and honoured with Life Membership of the RFDS, Tony has long and distinguished community involvement.
Tony and Karen have three daughters and four grandchildren.