Shadow Minister for Electoral Affairs
Member for South Metro
The Hon. Simon O'Brien, MLC for the South Metropolitan region, was first elected to Parliament in 1996 for the term commencing in May 1997. He was re-elected in 2001, 2005, 2008 and 2013.
Mr O'Brien is currently the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs and Deputy Chair of Committees.
He has previously served as Minister for Transport; Disability Services; Finance; Commerce and Small Business, as well as Deputy Leader in the Legislative Council.
Before entering Parliament, Mr O'Brien served in a variety of management and operational roles with the Australian Customs Service.
Mr O'Brien is married to Joy. He enjoys recreational cycling and maritime history.