President Andrew Cooper
Andrew has resolved to help a better society evolve by peeling back the State's involvement in our economic and personal lives. He is the founder and president of LibertyWorks, a not-for-profit organisation advocating classical liberal values and policies; LibertyFest a conference series celebrating our liberty where it exists and plotting to expand it where it doesn't; and has recently hosted Australia's first ever CPAC event.
Andrew studied business at the Queensland University of Technology, is a past president of Entrepreneur's Organisation Brisbane and the QLD Liberal Democrats. To earn a living he invests in commercial property and IT startup companies.
Lloyd Russell is a passionate Queenslander, family man and small business owner with an extensive career in the private and public sectors. He is a 4th generation family business member, therefore understands that family and private business is the engine room of the Australian economy. He is passionate about family business and regional and local communities, as they are the very fabric of the Australian economy and culture. Lloyd has had a diverse career ranging from working in agriculture, being a Pastoral House Branch Manager, lending specialist in the State Government, undertaking export development while at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, General manager for a steel fabrication business and now a specialist family business continuity and succession consultant.
He firmly believes in individual freedoms, individual property rights, small government, and a lower taxation regime. Lloyd is also the Queensland State President of the Liberal Democrats.
New South Wales
Treasurer Stephen Bisgrove
A happily married Business Consultant with qualifications in Accounting, Financial Planning, and Tax Law, and memberships with the Institute of Company Directors and the Tax Institute.
Stephen has a strong belief in Libertarian values , and a belief that small government and effective laws can serve a community best. He has particular interest in learning about our country and it's wide ranging needs for good energy, water, and mental health.
Secretary Leslie Hughes
Leaning toward classical liberalism, Les is an advocate for civil society with the ideal that all interactions be of a voluntary nature. His political interests include government transparency, individual rights, digital rights, housing affordability, and ending the "nanny-state". Les has more than 15 years working as an information technology professional in the private sector, and almost a decade teaching at the tertiary level. In addition to his position on the National Executive, Les is the President of the Victorian Liberal Democrats.
Rob joined the Liberal Democrats after the Liberal party government raised income taxes, attacked superannuation and broke their election promise to defend free speech. He knows that the Lib Dems are the lone voice when it comes to restraining government expansion and excessive taxation.
He is married with two children, and manages the family importing business.
Michael is a software engineer in Adelaide who has been a member of the Liberal Democrats since 2007 and now a life-member. Michael became involved with the Liberal Democrats after learning about libertarianism from Ron Paul and others. He is actively involved in SA since it's first branch meeting, helping the state to become the first state registered for the Liberal Democrats. Michael is active on a range of issues, speaking at rallies, working with various groups impacted by the government and has been a candidate in elections at all levels of government, both in lower and upper houses.
Dr Stuart Hatch
Stuart was born and raised in Perth. He is the President of the Western Australian branch of the Liberal Democrats, the executive director of the Australian Libertarian Society, and has also had a long association with the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation. Stuart studied physics and electrical engineering at the University of Western Australia and completed his PhD in 2009. He currently works in the field of electron and x-ray microscopy.