The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips, MLC, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Technology and Minister for the Aviation Industry, Victorian State Government and Ian Dennis, Chairman, ACS Victoria.
On Wednesday 5 June, the Australian Computer Society welcomed the Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips as an Honorary Member of the Victorian Branch of the ACS. Ian Dennis, Chairman, ACS Victoria, presented the Minister with an honorary plaque at the Victoria iAwards presentations.
The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips is Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Technology and Minister responsible for the Aviation Industry, Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.
Prior to entering Parliament, Gordon was employed by IBIS Business Information working in a range of economic research and analysis roles as well as working on a number of significant private sector consulting projects. He holds a Bachelor of Business (economics, accounting and law) from Monash University and has studied Aerospace Engineering.
A pilot since the age of 16, Gordon holds a Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating and has flown a variety of single and twin engine aircraft throughout much of south east Australia.
Gordon served in the Shadow Cabinet in a number of roles including as Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Finance (including WorkCover & TAC) giving him responsibility for all Treasury & Finance matters in the Upper House. As well as this, Gordon was Shadow Minister for Community Development and Shadow Minister for Information Technology.
Elected at the age of 25, Gordon is the youngest person ever elected to the Victorian Legislative Council and is currently the youngest Cabinet Minister in Victoria.
The Minister is elected an Honorary Member in appreciation of the Victorian Government's continued recognition and support of the ICT profession and industry.
We welcome the Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips as an Honorary Member.