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HENDY, the Hon. Dr Peter WilliamBiography for HENDY, the Hon. Dr Peter William

Member for Eden-Monaro (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Eden-Monaro, New South Wales, 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Productivity from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.

Assistant Minister for Finance from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.

Assistant Cabinet Secretary from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.3.2014 to 12.10.2014.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.2013 to 12.10.2015.

Party Positions

Member, Joint Policy Committee, Liberal Party (NSW) 2001-02

President, Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Conference 2001-02

President, Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Conference 2011-12

Board Member, NSW Country Liberals 2011-13


Born 10.1.1962, Brisbane, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Ec(Hons I)(Qld)

Ph.D (Canberra)

Chief Executive, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Company Director

Executive Director, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Principal, Peter Hendy Consulting

Chief of Staff, Leader of the Federal Opposition

Chief of Staff, Minister for Defence

Chief of Staff, Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business

Chief of Staff, Minister for Education, Science and Training

Private economic consultant

Senior Executive, NSW Cabinet Office

Principal Adviser (Foreign Affairs and Trade), Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Other positions including Cadet, Commonwealth Treasury


Awarded Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001


Captains of industry: biographies of the presidents of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MUP, Melbourne: 2008


Description: Rural

Location: New South Wales far south coast, the Snowy Mountains and tablelands; it includes the centres of Adaminaby, Batemans Bay, Bega, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Cooma, Dalmeny, Delegate, Eden, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Moruya, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Sutton and Tathra.

Area: 29499 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 100021 (at 7.9.2013)

Industries: timber industries, beef cattle, sheep and wool, dairy farming, dairy products and mixed farming, the Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme, snowfields and tourism.

Electorate: Eden-Monaro includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Bega, and parts of Monaro.