Adam’s story

Adam Marshall is the Member for Northern Tablelands in the NSW Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW and Renewable Energy.

Having grown up of a farming property near Gunnedah, in the state’s North West, Adam is proud to have always lived and worked in country NSW. He attended Gunnedah South Public School then Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in Tamworth.

Completing school, Adam rerouted home to help manage his family’s farming enterprises. He became a journalist, during which time he was elected to Gunnedah Shire Council, at the age of 19, in 2004.

Adam was elected Deputy Mayor in 2007 and then, at the age of 23, Mayor in 2008, a position he held until he stepped down from local government in 2012 to move to Armidale to study at the University of New England. During his time in local government, Adam also served as Chairman of the Namoi Regional Organisation of Councils (NamoiROC), Chairman of the NSW Country Mayors Association and Senior Vice President of Local Government NSW.

At a by-election in May 2013 Adam was elected to the NSW Parliament to represent the third largest seat in the State – Northern Tablelands. During his time in Parliament, Adam has chaired several committees and inquires and served as a Temporary Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Adam was returned at the March 2015 election as was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW and Renewable Energy this year.