Fiona Phillips, Labor’s Member for Gilmore, is a mum of four, a former TAFE teacher and has been married to her husband, a small business owner, for 21 years.
Born at Nowra and raised on a dairy farm at Terara & Worrigee, Fiona has lived on the NSW South Coast for over 40 years. She has family dairy farming origins in the Gilmore electorate dating back to 1856 at Broughton Vale and also Jaspers Brush near Berry.
Fiona has a Bachelor in Economics and a Master’s in Business, and has over 20 years employment experience in a range of areas including retail, defence & TAFE teaching.
Fiona first got involved in politics in 2009, by leading the successful six-year community campaign to save Nowra's community pool. In October 2015, the new Nowra Aquatic Park was opened for the first time – rebuilt as part of a revitalised riverfront for the community.
Fiona was elected to the House of Representatives in May 2019.