For 20 years prior to her election to the Legislative Council in 2015, Bronnie was a registered nurse, specialising in cancer care and palliative care. Her work in these fields saw her become one of the first McGrath Foundation Breast Care nurses, and then move on to become the Director of Cancer Services in the Southern NSW Local Health District.
Her political journey is one of an ‘accidental activist’, becoming involved in politics only due to her frustrations with the ‘system’ and its implications for regional patients. Bronnie served as the Deputy Mayor of the Cooma-Monaro Shire and became involved in the National Party before being elected.
In August 2016 Bronnie was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW and Regional Communications. In January 2017, she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW. She is passionately committed to our rural and regional communities, and in particular about health and education outcomes, local government and agriculture.
After the 2019 State election, Bronnie was appointed Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women.
In October 2021 Bronnie became the Deputy Leader of the NSW Nationals – the first woman to hold that position. She was re-elected Deputy Leader following the 2023 State Election.
In December 2021 Bronnie was appointed Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health, and Minister for Mental Health.
Bronnie is now Shadow Minister for Regional Health, Shadow Minister for Trade, and Shadow Minister for Seniors.
Bronnie and her husband have two daughters and are part of a family farming operation at Nimmitabel.