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ALEXANDER, John GilbertBiography for ALEXANDER, John Gilbert

Member for Bennelong (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bennelong, New South Wales, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Resigned 11.11.17, Re-elected to the House of Representatives for Bennelong at by-election on 16.12.17.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges and Members' Interests from 25.10.10 to 23.5.12; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.13 to 12.10.15 (Chair from 11.12.13 to 26.3.15); Economics from 12.2.15 to 12.10.15 and from 13.10.15 to 9.5.16; Infrastructure and Communications from 9.9.15 to 13.10.15; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 13.10.15 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 13.10.15 to 9.5.16), from 14.9.16 (Chair from 14.9.16 to 11.11.17) to 11.11.17 and from 5.2.18 (Chair from 5.2.18).

Joint Standing: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 14.9.16 to 11.11.17; Trade and Investment Growth from 14.9.16 to 11.11.17; Treaties from 7.11.16 to 11.11.17 and from 12.2.18.


Born 4.7.1951, Sydney, NSW.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Professional tennis player 1968-85.

Corporate event manager 1986-2000.

Sports commentator 1986-2010.

Chair, Player Development Committee, Tennis Australia 1994-2004.

Sports club developer 1998-2010.

Federation Cup Captain/Coach 2005.


Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia, January 1992.

Australian Sports Medal 2000.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: northern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Carlingford (part), Denistone, Epping, Gladesville (part), Macquarie Park, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, North Ryde and Ryde.

Area: 60 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 105 962 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.