Rachel Sanderson

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Rachel Sanderson
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Adelaide
Assumed office
20 March 2010
Preceded by Jane Lomax-Smith
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (SA)
Education University of South Australia
Profession Member of Parliament

Rachel Sanderson is an Australian politician representing the seat of Adelaide in the South Australian House of Assembly for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2010 election.

Early life[edit]

Sanderson's family moved from Melbourne to Adelaide in 1983, settling in Prospect, an inner northern suburb of Adelaide. Sanderson attended St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Sanderson obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia. She worked for a Chartered Accountant, a Finishing School and then a Modelling Agency as Financial Manager. In 1994 Sanderson established a modelling agency and training school, "Rachel's Model Management".[1]

Rachel sold her management agency in April 2013, citing her full-time occupation as being a member of parliament.[2]

Political career[edit]

Sanderson was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Adelaide at the 2010 state election, receiving a 14.5-point two-party swing on a margin of 4.2 points against Australian Labor Party incumbent Jane Lomax-Smith. At the 2014 state election she suffered a 1.8-point two-party swing against her finishing with a reduced margin of 2.4 points against Australian Labor Party candidate David O'Loughlin.


  1. ^ a b "About Rachel". Rachel Sanderson. 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adelaide state Liberal MP Rachel Sanderson sells her modelling agency". City Messenger. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Jane Lomax-Smith
Member for Adelaide