Get to know your Member for Fisher
The son of a motor mechanic, Andrew began his working life as an apprentice carpenter and joiner. After completing an apprenticeship, he became a builder and started a business. In his late twenties, and with three young children, Andrew decided to use his experience in the building and construction industry to do a law degree and become a construction lawyer. Andrew practiced law all over Queensland from his base here on the Coast.
Andrew has always had a passion for the local community, having first become involved in charitable groups at the age of 14. For the past nine years, he has been an active member of the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club and served on the Club’s Management Committee as Honorary Secretary and Vice-President. He currently serves as Patrol Captain and remains a member of the Club’s 24-hour Emergency Response Team. With four daughters, Andrew enjoys helping young people and is a former President of the Sunshine Coast Children’s Therapy Centre.
Andrew is passionate about ensuring we get the infrastructure that our growing region needs. He is a fierce advocate for upgrading the Bruce Highway and improving other transport routes, including the Sunshine Coast Airport.
Andrew lives at Alexandra Headland with his wife Leonie and four daughters. He enjoys an active lifestyle, including running and going for walks along the beach.