Vince Connelly believes in the importance of family, hard work and community service.
Vince began his career in the Army. He was deployed with Australia’s peacekeeping missions to the Solomon Islands – where he served as a Platoon Commander at the rank of Lieutenant – and then later in East Timor as a Company Second-in-Command as a Captain.
He has extensive experience with WA’s mining, oil and gas industries, including roles in emergency and crisis management.
Vince understands public service, having managed the risk program at the City of Swan and been a staff member for Julie Bishop, who he considers a role model.
During his time in the corporate sector, Vince served in the Army Reserves as an officer, where he was promoted to Major and served with the SAS Regiment at Campbell Barracks, WA.
Vince and his wife Peta live in Scarborough with their three teenage children. They understand the pressures facing local families.
Vince has a strong connection to the local community, having been President of the Stirling Progress Association and volunteered for a number of veterans’ organisations.
At the May 2019 election, Vince Connelly was elected as the Federal Member for Stirling as part of the re-elected Morrison Government.
Vince will draw on all his energy and experience to deliver for Stirling.