Rod has been a member of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party since 2018. On 22 August 2023 Rod informed the House of his resignation from Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party. He is currently serving as an Independent.
In 2015 Rod represented Australia in the World Duathlon Championships. In his spare time Rod enjoys helping out as a soigneur to the NSW based GPM Stulz Cycling Team that competes in the National Road Series.
Prior to entering Parliament Rod was a Detective Sergeant with the New South Wales Police Force for approximately 20 years. He worked in specialist areas such as the Drug Squad, Armed Hold Up Squad and the Consorting Squad. He was also a Senior Lecturer at the Police Academy on the Detectives Training Course. He retired from Policing in approximately 2000.
Rod spent approximately 10 years as a licensed real estate agent and Auctioneer practising in the Goulburn area. Rod has owned grazing properties around Goulburn and loves the rural lifestyle.
Rod's hobbies include cycling, running and travelling.
Video of first speech
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.