(Appointed member - from May 2006)
Rob Borbidge resigned from Parliament in March 2001 after nearly twenty years as MP for Surfers Paradise, on Queensland’s Gold Coast. During this time he served as a Minister of the Crown in several portfolios, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Opposition and upon the re-election of a National Liberal Government, was sworn in as the 35th Premier of Queensland. He has also served as a member of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and as a delegate to the 1998 Constitutional Convention.
He is Chairman of LifeFlight Australia, Chair of Study Gold Coast and Chairman of Cedar Creek Cellars. He is Senior Counsel for Brisbane based government relations company, Govstrat and Chair of the Legacy Advisory Committee for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
As well as Chairman of the Executive Task Force for the Institute of Glycomics at Griffith, he is a trustee of the Friends of Griffith University Foundation (incorporated in the United States). He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003, a Doctor of the University (Griffith) in 2004 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) on 26 January 2006.