Warwick Smith (politician)

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The Honourable
Warwick Smith
AM
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bass
In office
1 December 1984 – 13 March 1993
Preceded by Kevin Newman
Succeeded by Silvia Smith
In office
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Silvia Smith
Succeeded by Michelle O'Byrne
Personal details
Born (1954-05-13) 13 May 1954 (age 61)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater Australian National University
Occupation Solicitor

Warwick Leslie Smith AM (born 13 May 1954) is an Australian politician, and was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from December 1984 to March 1993 and again from March 1996 to October 1998, representing the Division of Bass, Tasmania.

Having studied law at the Australian National University and worked as a solicitor in Tasmania, Smith was elected to Parliament in 1984 and later held two ministerships in John Howard's government: Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government from March 1996 to October 1997, and then Minister for Family Services until October 1998.[1]

Smith lost his seat in the 1998 general election to ALP candidate Michelle O'Byrne. He has since held several management positions in the corporate sector. He has worked as an executive director of Macquarie Bank, head of the Australia China Business Council,[2] and is currently the chairman of ANZ New South Wales and chairman of the advisory board of Australian Equity Group, an investment company owned by Kerry Stokes.[3]

Between July 2010 to April 2012, Smith was Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliament of Australia biography
  2. ^ Liz Foschia: Vaile says Australia-China trade solid despite Chen revelations, The World Today (ABC Local Radio), 8 June 2005.
  3. ^ Hawthorne, Mark (7 February 2007). "ANZ after a blue blood or going to Jackson?". The Age. 
  4. ^ "Resignation of The Hon Warwick Smith AM". Kate Lundy Website. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Faulkner
Minister for Sport, Territories
and Local Government

1996–1997
Succeeded by
Alex Somlyay
(Territories and Local Government)
Andrew Thomson (Sport)
Preceded by
Judith Moylan
Minister for Family Services
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Jocelyn Newman
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Kevin Newman
Member for Bass
1984–1993
Succeeded by
Silvia Smith
Preceded by
Silvia Smith
Member for Bass
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Michelle O'Byrne