EXPERIENCE

Launceston born and bred, Rob, 52, has studied and worked in the Windermere Electorate for many years.

An award-winning University of Tasmania lecturer, Rob is a highly-respected educator who has held senior roles including Assistant Principal and Advanced Skills Teacher at several Northern Tasmanian schools.

Rob has served as an elected member of the City of Launceston - Tasmania’s largest council - for the past 11.5 consecutive years, four of those as Deputy Mayor. During this time he has developed a firm reputation as a fearless champion for the community, spear-heading many game-changing economic and environmental initiatives such as the hugely successful green waste FOGO bin roll-out, and the implementation of 40kmh signage across Northern school zones.

 

He is highly competent working with and managing multi-million dollar projects and budgets, and has most recently played an integral role in the development and roll-out of the Council’s $10 million Covid-19 Community Care & Recovery Package and $40 million Accelerated Capital Works Program.

As a career educator and the father of an adult son, Rob understands first-hand the challenges young people face in securing jobs in our region. He has spent the past 23 years coaching local football from the junior to elite level, and is passionate about improving health and fitness outcomes for all ages.

Rob has previously served as a director of MyState Financial and the Northern Tasmanian Football Association, and is currently working as a project officer on a major health and wellbeing initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Master of Education

  • Graduate Certificate - Business (currently studying)

  • AFL Coaching Accreditation Level 2