Member of the NSW Legislative Council
He was first elected as a member of the Legislative Council in March 1988 and has been a member of The Nationals since 1974. In 2011 he was made a Life Member in recognition of his service to the Party, the parliament and the people of NSW.
Duncan Gay served as the government Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight from 2011 until 2017 and is the Leader of the Nationals in the NSW Legislative Council.
Born and raised in Crookwell, near Goulburn and educated at Crookwell District Rural School, Duncan completed his secondary schooling at Newington College in Sydney and later went on to study accountancy and wool classing. He is married to Katie and they have two children, Anna and James.
He served in the Army Reserve 12 Company Royal Australian Army Service Corp (Transport) at Marrickville and the 19th Royal NSW Regiment (Infantry) at Holsworthy.
Prior to his life as a politician, Duncan was the owner of a small trucking company and the manager of his family’s grazing property at Crookwell, where his home base remains today.
Duncan Gay is a highly involved and dedicated member of the National Party. Over the last 35 years as a Member Duncan has taken on board a range of roles within the Party including; NSW State Chairman (1991 – 1994), NSW Vice Chairman (1988 – 1991), Member of the Central Executive (current), and Member of the Campaign Committee (current).