Department of State Development

Premier Steven Spence MARSHALL MP

Hon. Steven Marshall MP


Premier Marshall was elected as the Member for Norwood in the South Australian Parliament in March 2010.

Prior to becoming the Member for Norwood, now Dunstan, Steven was involved in the manufacturing industry, running his family’s furniture manufacturing business Marshall Furniture from 1997. At the time Steven became Managing Director, the business employed 200 people.

After successfully selling the business in 2001, Steven worked in various board and executive positions for a range of South Australian companies. Immediately prior to entering Parliament, Steven was employed as the General Manager of the Textile Division of iconic South Australian wool exporter Michell Pty Ltd.

Steven has also been involved in public service and community initiatives his whole life. He is the founding Chairman of Compost for Soils, a program started in SA that has subsequently been implemented nationally.

Steven is an Ambassador for SCOSA, having previously served on the Board for five years. In 2001, Steven received a Centenary of Federation Medal for Services to the Disability Sector.

This is Steven’s eighth year as a Board member for Reconciliation SA and he is also a White Ribbon Ambassador, supporting the campaign to end violence against women.

Steven has lived in the Dunstan area for his entire adult life. He has two teenage children – Charlie and Georgie.

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Hon. David Wickham RIDGWAY

Hon. David Ridgway MLC

Minister for Trade and Investment

David Ridgway grew up in the small South-East community of Wolseley, South Australia. Fostering his interest in rural affairs, David travelled extensively and through connecting with other farming communities, developed his understanding of politics and community leadership.

As a young adult, David took over the family farm which had diversified into a large-scale horticultural operation. It was an experience which developed his understanding of business and exports. That business operation, along with the personal experience of raising a family in a rural community, reinforced David's connection to regional South Australia.

Intent on playing a positive role in strengthening South Australia's regional communities, David won a seat in the State's Legislative Council in 2002. He served in a variety of portfolio areas and from 2007 until 2018, was the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and the Shadow Minister for several major portfolios such as Planning, Primary Industries and Tourism.

Following its success at the March 2018 State Election, David was appointed Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment in Premier Steven Marshall's Ministry.

Outside his role as a Member of Parliament, David enjoys spending time with family, exploring South Australia's unique and diverse regions, and pursuing opportunities to promote his home State to prospective visitors, investors and customers.

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