Monday, 11 February 2019


Rob is Minister for Education with the NSW Government, and is responsible for the leadership of teaching and learning across primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors in NSW. He has previously taught students at secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Rob previously served as Minister for Planning, Minister for Environment, Minister for Heritage, Assistant Minister for Planning, and Minister for the Central Coast. 


Outside parliament, Rob has been an Honorary Fellow with Macquarie Law School, a director of the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning at Duffy’s Forest and an Assessor with the Northern Beaches Branch of Surf Life Saving Australia. Rob has also worked as a solicitor in general commercial practice in Mona Vale and the Sydney CBD.


Rob was first elected as the parliamentary representative for Pittwater in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.  He holds a double degree in arts and law from Macquarie University, a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in planning law completed under a Commonwealth scholarship.


Outside work, Rob has been an active patroller and competitor at Mona Vale Surf Club for the past 25 years and is an active member of St John’s Church in Mona Vale.  Rob and Sophie live in Newport and are busy raising three children.