Steven Marshall was elected as the Member for Norwood in the South Australian Parliament in March 2010 and is the Leader of the State Liberal Party.
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 eigth 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 is 49 years of age and has lived in the Dunstan area for his entire adult life. He has two teenage children – Charlie and Georgie.