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HON DR Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Biography

Hon Mike Nahan MLA

For The Honourable Dr Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Mike Nahan is the Western Australian Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

Dr Nahan was initially appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Energy; Finance; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests following the Liberal National Government's electoral win in March 2013. He was then elevated to the position of Treasurer in March 2014.

He was first elected as the Member for Riverton in the 2008 State Election and in 2012 was appointed to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Energy and Indigenous Affairs.

Dr Nahan chaired the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and has undertaken important inquiries into big issues affecting the State, including domestic gas prices.

The Minister immigrated to Australia in 1978 from the United States and arrived in Western Australia in 1982. Prior to becoming a State politician he was Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, a leading national conservative think tank.

He brings to the Ministerial role a lifetime of experience, leadership and values as a parent, a State public servant, an economist and a proven champion for the local community.

Mike holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University and was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2000 for his contribution to public policy.

A keen sportsman himself, Mike is proud to be the Patron of the Riverton Football Club Inc, as well as a patron of the Riverton RSL, the Willetton Bowling Club, the Willetton Baseball Club and the Shelley Sailing Club.

Mike is married to Dr Nyuk Nahan, who is originally from Malaysia and they have two children, a daughter Keavy who has completed her masters in the USA and a son Key, who is studying podiatry at the University of Western Australia.

(As at 10-November-2016)