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Leslie Williams MP

Lake Cathie resident Leslie Williams was elected to the position of the Member for Port Macquarie in March 2011.

Leslie, along with her husband Don and two children have been residents of the Hastings since 1996, where they were small business owners and licensees of the Lake Cathie Post Office.

Previously Leslie was a nurse and a teacher as well as spending some time as the former CEO of the Sudden Infant Death Association in the Northern Territory.

Despite a busy schedule representing our community in State Parliament, Leslie continues to be actively involved in many community organisations as a current member of Rotary, the Hastings Business Women's Network, Port Macquarie Suicide Prevention Network, the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, the Hastings Cancer Trust, North Coast Amateur Swimming Club, the Laurieton Swimming Club, Special Olympics Mid North Coast, Lake Cathie Football Club and was a founding member of the Hastings Men's Shed.

In May 2014, Leslie was promoted to the role of Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy, following the appointment of Premier Mike Baird’s new Cabinet.

Following the March 2015 State election, Leslie was promoted to Cabinet as the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education. 

In January 2017, Leslie was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health.

Leslie also convenes the Parliamentary Friends of Dementia Group, is a Committee Member of the Mid North Coast Chapter of Bravehearts and has been a Mid North Coast Ambassador for the Cancer Council’s Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

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Mrs Leslie Gladys WILLIAMS, BNurs, DipTeach MP

Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Port Macquarie
Member of the The Nationals

Mrs Leslie Williams, MP
Suite 6
27 Grant Street
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444

P (02) 6584 0977
F (02) 6584 0978
E portmacquarie@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Biography
Political Party Activity - Member, State Executive of The Nationals. Delegate, Federal Womens Council of The Nationals. Chairman, Port Macquarie Electorate Council of The Nationals.
Community Activity - Member, Rotary Club of Laurieton. Member, Hastings Business Womens Network. Member, Port Macquarie Suicide Prevention Network. Member, Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce.
Honours Received - Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary, 2010.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Diploma of Teaching (DipTeach), Adelaide College of Arts and Education, 1980. Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs), Southern Cross University, 2006. 
2007 to March 2011 Registered Nurse, North Coast Area Health Service. 2007 to 2008 Registered Nurse, Catholic Care for the Aged. 1995 to 1996 Small Business Owner and Licencee, Lake Cathie Licensed Post Office. 1994 to 1995 Chief Executive Officer Sudden Infant Death Association (NT). 1990 to 1994 Sales Consultant, Learners World Educational Toys. 1988 to 1989 Assistant to Accountant, Murray Neck Group of Companies (Alice Springs). 1981 to 1987 Teacher, South Australian Department of Education.