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.

Website Steven Marshall MP


Minister Stephen Patterson MP

Minister Stephen Patterson MP

Minister for Trade and Investment

Stephen Patterson was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly as the Member for Morphett in 2018, along with Premier Steven Marshall’s Liberal Government. Stephen brings over 25 years of experience to the Parliament, with a wide ranging professional background including business, local government and professional sport.

Stephen was appointed Minister for Trade and Investment in July 2020. In this role, Stephen is focused on delivering the Marshall Liberal Government’s strong plan to recover the South Australian economy from the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In Parliament, Stephen has served as the Presiding Member of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee and has also served on several other committees, including the Economics and Finance Committee.

Directly prior to entering politics, Stephen worked with businesses in South Australia’s key growth sectors of space, defence and hi-tech, through the company he co-founded, Expeed Technology.

Stephen represented his local community as the Mayor of Holdfast Bay Council from 2014 to 2018 and was a professional Australian rules footballer with Collingwood Football Club from 1995 to 2000. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science (physics) and a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honours from the University of Adelaide.

Stephen is married to Tammy and together they have four children. Outside of his work as the Minister for Trade and Investment as well as the Member for Morphett, Stephen is an active member of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and enjoys volunteering in a range of community groups with his family.

Website Stephen Patterson MP