Duncan Gay

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The Honourable
Duncan Gay
MLC
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2014
Premier Mike Baird
Preceded by Mike Gallacher
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2014
Leader Mike Baird
Preceded by Mike Gallacher
Minister for Roads and Freight
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 April 2014
Premier Mike Baird
Preceded by himself (Roads and Ports)
Minister for Roads and Ports
In office
3 April 2011 – 23 April 2014
Premier Barry O'Farrell
Preceded by David Borger (Roads)
Eric Roozendaal (Ports and Waterways)
Succeeded by himself (Roads and Freight)
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
In office
3 May 2011 – 6 May 2014
Leader Barry O'Farrell
Mike Baird
Preceded by Eric Roozendaal
Succeeded by John Ajaka
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 March 1988
Personal details
Born (1950-05-02) 2 May 1950 (age 64)
Crookwell, New South Wales
Political party National Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Katie Gay
Children Two
Alma mater Newington College
Website Parliamentary biography

Duncan John Gay (born 2 May 1950), an Australian politician, is the Vice-President of the Executive Council of New South Wales and the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council since May 2014; and the Minister for Roads and Freight since April 2014 in the Baird government.[1][2] Gay is the Leader of the National Party in the Legislative Council and has been a member of the Council since 1988, representing the National Party.[3] He served as the Minister for Roads and Ports in the O'Farrell ministry between 2011 and 2014.[4]

Early life[edit]

Gay was born and raised in Crookwell, New South Wales near Goulburn and educated at Crookwell District Rural School.[5] He completed his secondary schooling at Newington College (1962-1967) in Sydney, studying accountancy and wool classing.[6] He is married to Katie and they have two children.[5]

Prior to his political career, Gay owned a small trucking company and managed his family’s grazing property at Crookwell.[5]

Political career[edit]

Gay was elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council in March 1988[7] and has been a member of the National Party since 1974;[5] and served in various portfolios and positions while in Opposition.[4][5]

Following the election of the O'Farrell government at the 2011 election, Gay was appointed as the Minister for Roads and Ports in the New South Wales Government. Following the resignation of Barry O'Farrell as Premier,[8] and the subsequent ministerial reshuffle by Mike Baird, the new Liberal Leader,[1] in April 2014 the name of Gay's portfolio changed to Minister for Roads and Freight;[9] and the responsibilities as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council added in May 2014.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nicholls, Sean (22 April 2014). "Mike Baird's cabinet reshuffle a preparation for next election". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Hasham, Nicole (6 May 2014). "Stuart Ayres shines on first day as Police Minister". The Age. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Our Legislative Council Ministers". The Nationals Team. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Hon. Duncan John Gay, MLC". Parliament of New South Wales. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Biography of The Hon Duncan Gay MLC". The Nationals. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Register of Past Students 1863–1998. Newington College. 1999. p. 71. 
  7. ^ Dickson, E.I. (19 March 1988). "Statistical Returns – Periodic Election for Legislative Council (49th Parliament)". 
  8. ^ "Barry O'Farrell quits as NSW Premier over memory fail". The Australian. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mike Baird's NSW cabinet". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Borger
as Minister for Roads
Minister for Roads and Ports
2011–2014
Succeeded by
himself
as Minister for Roads and Freight
Preceded by
Eric Roozendaal
as Minister for Ports and Waterways
Preceded by
himself
as Minister for Roads and Ports
Minister for Roads and Freight
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mike Gallacher
Vice-President of the Executive Council
2014–present
Party political offices
Preceded by
Eric Roozendaal
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
2011–2014
Succeeded by
John Ajaka
Preceded by
Mike Gallacher
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
2014–present
Incumbent