Ken Ticehurst

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Ken Ticehurst
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dobell
In office
10 November 2001 – 24 November 2007
Preceded by Michael Lee
Succeeded by Craig Thomson
Personal details
Born (1945-01-22) 22 January 1945 (age 72)
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (2001-2007)
Spouse(s) Trisha (dec.)Susanne from 03072010

Kenneth (Ken) Vincent Ticehurst (born 22 January 1945) is a former Australian politician, and was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from November 2001 to 2007, representing the Division of Dobell in New South Wales for the Liberal Party of Australia.[1]


Ticehurst has a qualification in electrical engineering. He worked as a manager in marketing and sales, technical and manufacturing and as a managing director before entering politics. Commenced Kattron, a trading name for his real time Lightning Tracking service,in 1990. Produced first commercial lightning data service in Australia in December 1991. Formed a partnership with WeatherBug of USA to install and operate 21st Century Lightning Tracking equipment.

Electoral career[edit]

At the 2001 federal election, Ticehurst was preselected and contested the marginal seat of Dobell held by the Labor Party since its creation in 1984. Ticehurst won the seat with a slim majority of 560 votes, defeating Labor frontbencher Michael Lee.[2]

At the 2004 election, Ticehurst improved his margin, winning by 8904 votes two party preferred. At the 2007 election, Ticehurst campaigned as time permitted, due to the ailing health of wife Trisha, who was in the later stages of aggressive cancer. He was defeated by Labor Party candidate Craig Thomson. His wife died shortly after his electoral defeat.

Parliamentary career[edit]

  • Standing Committees (REPS)
    • Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
    • Environment and Heritage
    • Family and Human Services [3]
  • Government Backbench Policy
    • Health and Ageing (Chairperson)
    • Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
    • Education, Science & Training
    • Environment and Water Resources
    • Transport, Regional Services, Territories and Local Government
    • Employment, Workplace Relations & Workforce Participation [4]


  1. ^ "Australian parliamentary biography". Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  2. ^ | Retrieved 2009-11-10
  3. ^ "Australian parliamentary biography". Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Australian parliamentary biography". Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Michael Lee
Member for Dobell
Succeeded by
Craig Thomson