Member for Northern Tablelands
Adam’s family have lived and farmed in Northern NSW since the Second World War, and he was raised on the land at Gunnedah and educated in Tamworth. When he left high school Adam considered working in the city but instead decided to stay in the country and make his future here. He has never regretted that decision.
Adam was elected to Gunnedah Shire Council in 2004 and became Mayor in 2008, making him the youngest Mayor in NSW. Under his leadership Gunnedah Shire prospered, and is currently the only council in the New England-North West to be given a sound financial rating by NSW Treasury.
Over this time Adam also gained small business experience managing his family’s farming enterprises and establishing his own small business.
After resigning as Mayor in 2012 Adam moved to Armidale to study for a Master of Business Administration at the University of New England. He owns a house in Armidale and is proud to call the region his home.