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Meet Angus

Angus Taylor is your Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and Member for Hume.

Angus was elected to Federal parliament in September 2013 as the Member for Hume.

Prior to entering parliament, Angus was a Director at Port Jackson Partners where he was a strategy and business advisor on the resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. Before this he was a partner at global consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Angus has a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours and University Medal) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

He has a Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar and wrote a thesis on competition policy.

Building on his background in economics, Angus was initially appointed to parliamentary committees on employment, trade and investment, and public accounts. He was also chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

In February 2016 he was appointed Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation.

He was appointed Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in December 2017.

In August 2018 Angus was promoted to Federal Cabinet as Minister for Energy.

Angus grew up in southern NSW on a sheep and cattle property at Nimmitabel.

He lives near Goulburn with his wife Louise and their four children Hamish, Olivia, Adelaide and Richard aged 13 – 20.

To stay fit, Angus trains for and competes regularly in triathlons and running events. He represented Australia for his age group at the triathlon World Championships in 2009.