Brad Hazzard is a lifelong resident of the Northern Beaches. He attended Manly West Public School and Manly Boys High School. He has represented Wakehurst in the New South Wales Parliament since he was first elected in 1991.
After his school days, Brad graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Science) and a Diploma of Education. His first job as a science teacher was at North Sydney Boys High School, before working as a casual teacher at schools across Sydney.
While Brad was working as a teacher, he studied Law at the University of New South Wales and later completed a Master of Laws at Sydney University. His legal career started in Bankstown, where he worked for three years, before practising closer to home in Manly.
Brad has two sons, both of whom attended schools on the Northern Beaches.
After the March 2011 election, Brad was appointed Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, as well as Minister Assisting the Premier on Infrastructure NSW. He was also Leader of the House (Legislative Assembly) in the O’Farrell Government.
In April 2014 Brad was appointed NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice in the Baird ministry.
After the election in March 2015 , Brad was appointed Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Social Housing.
In January 2017, Brad was appointed Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research in the Berejiklian ministry.
Much of his political career in the New South Wales Parliament has been served on the front bench. Brad held 17 portfolios in opposition, while maintaining a strong local presence in his electorate of Wakehurst.
Brad is passionate about the Northern Beaches and wholeheartedly committed to assisting local residents with their requests and special needs.
He particularly enjoys working with local youth and continues to maintain close associations with Government, Catholic and Independent schools in the Wakehurst area.
Brad has been a member of the NSW Liberal Party since 1983; in that time he’s held a number of executive positions, including ‘Regional President’ and member of the ‘State Executive’.