Mr Bruce George BAIRD (1942 - )**
- Date of Birth: 28/02/1942
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||24 Mar 1984||4 Apr 1995||11yr(s) 12day(s)|
|Member for Northcott||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Northcott||19 Mar 1988||3 May 1991||3yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Member for Northcott||25 May 1991||3 May 1995||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 9day(s)|
50th (1991 - 1995)
|Minister for Transport||25 Mar 1988||4 Apr 1995||7yr(s) 11day(s)|
|Minister Assisting the Premier and Assisting the Treasurer||24 Jul 1990||6 Jun 1991||10mth(s) 14day(s)|
|Minister for Environment||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10day(s)|
|Minister for Tourism||3 Jul 1992||26 May 1993||10mth(s) 24day(s)|
|Minister for Roads||26 May 1993||4 Apr 1995||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 10day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Shadow Minister for Transport and Finance since May 1986. At various other times Shadow Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations and Employment.
Patron Hornsby Red Cross Calling, various local schools, cricket clubs and scouting organisations.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public servant. Educated at University of Sydney and Melbourne University. B.A. (Syd) 1963. Masters of Business Administration (Melbourne) 1972, Hon.PhD (Newcastle). Previously Assistant Trade Commissioner, Australian Embassy Bonn, 1973 - 1976; Trade Commissioner, Australian Consulate General, New York 1977 - 1980; Government Affairs Manager with Esso Australia Limited 1981-1983. Managing Director of Tourism Council of Australia 1995 - 1998. Chairman of National Rail Corporation 1997 - 1998. Recreational interests include swimming and tennis.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Cook from 1998.
Son of R. D. Baird. Married Judith Woodlands on 15 August 1964 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son; his son, Michael (Mike) Baird, was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the Member for Manly on 24 March 2007.
Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban. Located Sydney, outer north western. Principal suburbs: Beecroft, Carlingford, Pennant Hills.
Area: 58 sq km Population: 62,453 Enrolment: 42,486