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Gary Humphries AO

Board Member

Former Australian Senator 

Gary Humphries served for almost 25 years as an Australian politician. 

He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory from 1989 to 2003, during which time he served in many ministerial roles, including Minister for Health, Education and the Arts, Treasurer and Attorney-General.  He was Chief Minister from 2000 to 2001.

From 2003 to 2013 he was the Liberal Senator for the ACT.  During this period, he held various responsibilities in the Federal Opposition, including Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Materiel.

After leaving the Senate he was Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for more than six years, until 2021.  He headed the Canberra Registry of the Tribunal.

He now serves on a number of national bodies, including the national executive of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. He was formally the chairman of the Anzac Centenary Public Fund Board and of RSPCA Australia.

He is presently enrolled as an MPhil student in the School of History at the Australian National University, where he is writing the history of ACT self-government.

He lives in Canberra and is married with two adult sons.