My connection to the North Shore goes back to my childhood, growing up here as one of nine siblings. I attended schools on the North Shore and crossed the bridge to study Arts and Law at Sydney University.
I live in Lindfield with my wife, Jacqueline, and our four sons. I am a keen spectator of, and participant in, many sports, especially tennis. Walking in the local bush is another pastime. One of my favourite places is the electorate’s only beach, at Echo Point, Roseville Chase.
I was elected as the member for Davidson in 2007 and am now the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the NSW Parliament. I previously served in local government and on the boards of various non-profit organisations. Professionally, I have worked as a lawyer, general manager and company director. I have two bachelor degrees, two master’s degrees and other post graduate qualifications.
My first speech to Parliament, ‘Building on Traditions - Foundations for Tomorrow’, in part, advocated for environmental measures to ensure future generations can enjoy our natural heritage. Read the speech here.
I believe development should be appropriate and supported by infrastructure and services, while duly protecting the built and natural environment.
Having a sense of constituents’ concerns is important to me and I understand that when people contact me they want prompt action. The independent FairGO Votergrams service has repeatedly rated me as the most responsive politician in NSW.
The best way to contact me is to email Davidson@parliament.nsw.gov.au