Minister for Trade and Investment
Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Minister for Small Business
Minister for the North Coast
The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP is the Deputy Premier of Australia’s largest State, New South Wales (NSW). He is also the Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Small Business and Minister for the North Coast.
Andrew was first elected into the NSW Parliament as Member for Oxley, a regional NSW electorate on State’s Mid North Coast, on 27 March 1999 and was elected Leader of the NSW National Party in March 2003. Following the March 2011 election, Andrew was sworn in as Deputy Premier and took on ministerial responsibilities.
As Deputy Premier, Andrew is dedicated to growing the NSW economy and is committed to working closely with his international counterparts to strengthen NSW’s bilateral relationships. He is passionate about attracting international investment to Sydney and NSW in fields such as agribusiness, infrastructure and tourism.
Born in 1960, Andrew is a keen surfer and father of six.
Prior to entering Parliament, Andrew obtained a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Business Administration, and worked as an employment agency manager.