The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO
Rob Borbidge retired from the Queensland Parliament in 2001 after serving over 20 years as MP for Surfers Paradise. The 35th Premier of Queensland, he led a minority National Liberal Coalition Government from 1996 to 1998. During his two decades in politics he served in a number of senior Cabinet posts and as Deputy Leader and Leader of the Opposition. In 2001 he was awarded a Centenary Medal, in 2004 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Griffith University and in 2006 appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). He is married to Jennifer and they have two children, James and Megan.