Ms Ward has been a member of the Liberal Party since 1991 and served in various capacities including as a Branch President, Conference Vice-President, Convention Committee member, on the Women’s Council, as Chair of the Constitution Standing Committee and on the NSW State Executive.
Ms Ward currently serves as a Director of the Australian Rugby Foundation Board (now Rugby Australia).
Ms Ward graduated from Adelaide University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) (BA Juris). Ms Ward was admitted to the South Australian Supreme Court and the Australian High Court in 1996 and the NSW Supreme Court in 1997. Prior to entering Parliament Ms Ward practiced as a commercial litigation solicitor. Outside of professional legal practice, Natalie has worked in Financial Services and Government.