1978 to date Member of the Liberal Party.
Previously President, Cronulla State Electorate Conference of the Liberal Party.
Previously Secretary, Cook Federal Electorate Conference of the Liberal Party.
Previously Chair, Constitution Standing Committee of the Liberal Party.
1983 to 2009 Member, Caringbah Branch of the Liberal Party.
2011 to date Member, Cronulla Branch of the Liberal Party.
1978 to 1988 Member, Cronulla Young Liberals.
Ambassador, Rainbow Club of Australia Inc. Patron, Grays Point Rural Fire Service. Patron, Port Hacking Little Athletics Centre. Patron, Katoke Trust. Vice President, Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. Vice-Patron, Elouera Surf Life Saving Club. Honorary member, North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. Senior Vice-Patron, Wanda Surf Life Saving Club. Honorary member, Rotary Club of Cronulla.
Master of Law (LLM), University of Cambridge, 1986.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)), University of Sydney, 1982.
Bachelor of Economics (BEc), University of Sydney 1980.
Higher School Certificate, Caringbah High School, 1977.
September 2004 to date Senior Counsel, NSW Bar.
March 1991 to date Barrister, NSW Bar.
July 1988 to January 1991 Partner, Blake Dawson Waldron, Solicitors.
August 1983 to September 1985 and September 1986 to June 1988 Solicitor, Dawson Waldron, Solicitors.
Inaugural speech, 10 May 2011:
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.