About Rob

Elected in 2012, Rob is the State Member for Southport and the Chief Opposition Whip in the Queensland Parliament.

His previous public service includes roles as;

  • Assistant Minister for Child Safety
  • Assistant Minister for Planning & Development
  • Shadow Minister for Housing & Public Works.
  • Gold Coast City Councilor & Chair of Finance & Internal Services
  • Deputy Chair of Transportation, Public Works and Utilities committees.

Rob and his family grew up in Southport. They love the Gold Coast. He has four sons, and a granddaughter. They all love spending time at the beach, in the surf, at the footy and jet-skiing around the Broadwater.

Rob’s first job was packing bread roles at Gold Coast Bakeries.

He was a foundation student at Keebra Park State High School. He spent the first ten years of his working life at Woolies. Today he is accomplished executive with local and international experiences in small business and the corporate world. Rob has been a broadcaster, store manager, retailer, barista, pizza maker and he currently has interests in a natural health manufacturing business on the north-side of Brisbane.

Prior to entering politics he was General Manager of Sea FM Limited, operating local radio stations 90.9 Sea Fm & 92.5 Gold FM. Outside of work Rob has an extensive range of not-for-profit board experience. He was a founding director and investor in the Gold Coast NRL Titans, founding Chairman of the Gold Coast Community Fund and is today the longest serving director of Bravehearts the charity committed to protecting our kids from Child Sexual Abuse.

As the State Member for Southport his enduring goals include extension of the light and heavy rail networks from the airport to Beenleigh, more public and affordable housing, revitalisation of CBD Southport, better health services, a fairer go for young people, more jobs, standing up in the war on drugs, less domestic and family violence and ensuring the Gold Coast is among the most welcoming and safest cities in the world.

Rob is also learning mandarin!

LIVE LARGER | DREAM BIGGER | FIGHT HARDER

Click here to read and watch all of Rob’s Parliamentary speeches

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