The Hon. Robyn Parker
Robyn Parker has a wealth of public and private sector experience spanning roles in Child and Family Services, as a TAFE teacher, and as CEO of Ageing and Disability Services.
Robyn served in the NSW Parliament for twelve years, first as a Member of the Legislative Council, followed by four years as the Member for Maitland. Robyn chaired many Parliamentary Inquiries and was the NSW Minister for the Environment and Minister for Heritage (2011-2014).
As Environment Minister, Robyn introduced some of the toughest environmental laws in Australia and delivered the largest waste and recycling program in Australia at the time. She helped create nine new parks and two new national parks while encouraging more visitors to explore the uniqueness and beauty of what NSW National Parks have to offer.
Since leaving politics, Robyn has been appointed as a non-executive director to a number of conservation, agricultural, education and for-purpose organisations. She is also the Deputy Chair of the NSW Heritage Council.