The Hon. Robert James WEBSTER (1951 - )**
- Date of Birth: 16/09/1951
- Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||24 Mar 1984||3 May 1991||7yr(s) 1mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||25 May 1991||5 Sep 1995||4yr(s) 3mth(s) 12day(s)|
|A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 25 May 1991.Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.|
|Member for Goulburn||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Goulburn||19 Mar 1988||3 May 1991||3yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Minister for Administrative Services and Assistant Minister for Transport||24 Jan 1989||24 Jul 1990||1yr(s) 6mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Administrative Services||24 Jul 1990||3 May 1991||9mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Minister for Planning and Minister for Energy||6 Jun 1991||24 Jun 1992||1yr(s) 19day(s)|
|Deputy Leader of Government||12 Jun 1991||4 Apr 1995||3yr(s) 9mth(s) 24day(s)|
|Minister for Planning, Minister for Energy, Minister for State Development and Minister for Tourism||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10day(s)|
|Minister for Planning and Minister for Housing||3 Jul 1992||4 Apr 1995||2yr(s) 9mth(s) 2day(s)|
|Chairman of Committees||27 Apr 1988||24 Jan 1989||8mth(s) 29day(s)|
Political Party Activity
National Party. Joined the Liberal Party in 1996. Finance Director of Liberal Party (New South Wales) 2005. Leader of the National Party in the Legislative Council.
Served on the Carcoar Pastures Protection Board, a rotary exchange program in the United States of America, membership of New South Wales Farmers Federation, affiliation with local Parent and Citizens Association and the Southern Regional Life Education Centre.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Wool classing certificate. Lives on wool/sheep and beef property, "Salisbury Downs", Bigga 1970 - 1984. Executive Director of International Banks and Securities Association of Australia. Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International 1997 - 1998. Chairman of Snowy Water Inquiry 1997 - 1998. Chairman of National Science - Technology Centre, Questacon, 1997 - 2004. Executive Director - International Banks And Securities Association of Australia. Senior Client partner, Korn Ferry International 2000 - . Allianz Australia Limited 1997 - Current, Brickworks Limited 2001 - current, Viridis Limited 2005 - current, Macquarie Generation 1996 - current, Shepherd Centre 2005 - current. Educated at Newington College 1960 - 1969. Recreational interests include skiing, reading, tennis.
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Crookwell Shire Council 1981-1984 (Deputy President 1983-1984).
Son of Eccleston Bales Webster, grazier, and Leila Elizabeth Webster. Married (1) Elizabeth and had issue, 1 son and 1 daughter. Divorced in 1998. Married (2) Caroline Jane Black in 1999 and had issue, 1 son and 1 daughter.