There is no denying that Kevin Humphries is a community man, passionate about Barwon and its communities.
Kevin has strong ties with rural and regional Australia, having grown up in the North West of NSW and proudly calling this area home for the past 20 years. He is acutely aware of the issues that need tackling within our regions. Kevin completed a Bachelor of Education externally through the University of New England followed by postgraduate studies and in 1981 started what was to become a 20-year career in teaching and administration, mainly in north west NSW.
The opportunity to work in and be actively involved in regional communities was a highlight for Kevin, a past principal of St Philomena’s in Moree.
After 20 years in education Kevin embarked on a career change, setting up a management consultancy company which allowed him to gain expertise in a number of fields, including the cotton industry, the aged care and retirement sector and in regional development.
This also highlighted to Kevin the many uphill battles and issues faced by regional NSW and he soon discovered a taste for politics.
Kevin joined the National Party in 2002 and continued to work closely with local communities before being elected as Member for Barwon at the State Election in March 2007.
Kevin is married to Linda and has three children, Nicholas, Alexander and Georgina.
As of March 2015, Barwon now covers 44% percent of NSW, spanning from the Queensland border in the north, south to Lake Cargelligo, east to Boggabri and west to Broken Hill, and Kevin certainly spends a lot of time on the road visiting Barwon towns and constituents – and he insists he wouldn’t have it any other way.
"I believe Barwon needs strong representation from a party that is committed to country issues. Living in a country area should not be a disadvantage; we have plenty of opportunity to grow our communities and I am here to provide a strong voice for all of the electorate, no matter how remote."