Greg was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001, and became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage and then Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs as a young MP in the Howard Government.
Greg was Shadow Minister for the Environment from 2007-2013, and was Minister for the Environment between September 2013 and July 2016.
As Environment Minister, Greg counts his key achievements as establishing Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund, developing the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and $1 billion Reef Fund.
Greg was appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science in July 2016 and was responsible for implementing the Government’s innovation agenda and ensuring support for Australian jobs today, tomorrow and the jobs of the future.
Greg was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula where he currently resides with his wife Paula and their two children.