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Environment Protection Authority

Minister for the Environment and Minister for Heritage

Hon. Mark Speakman

The Hon. Mark Speakman, SC MP, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, and Assistant Minister for Planning

Mark Speakman was born in Sydney and grew up in the Cronulla area in Sydney's south, where he still lives today.

He attended Caringbah High School before graduating in law and economics from the University of Sydney. Mark then gained his Master of Law from the University of Cambridge.

From 1983 to 1991 Mark was a solicitor and subsequently a partner at law firm Blake Dawson Waldron.

Mark was subsequently admitted to the NSW Bar in 1991 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.

Mark was elected as the Member for Cronulla at the March 2011 state election.

In 2013 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills, before becoming Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury in 2014.

After being re-elected at the 2015 state election, Mark was appointed Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage and Assistant Minister for Planning.

Page last updated: 25 June 2015