Ron Wilson (Australian politician)

Ronald Charles "Ron" Wilson (born 16 June 1958) is a former Australian politician. He was the Liberal member for Bennettswood in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2002.

Wilson was born in Mildura to Ronald Ernest Wilson and Jane Davidson Forbes, and attended Catholic schools in Ballarat. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from Monash University and had a long history with the Liberal Party. In 1984 he became Research Assistant to the Deputy President of the Senate. In 1990 he became Senior Policy Advisor to Rod Atkinson, the federal member for Isaacs, and in 1992 moved to the office of the state Minister for Housing and Aged Care and to the Minister for Health in 1996. He had run for the state seat of Mildura unsuccessfully in 1982.[1]

In 1999 he was elected as the Liberal member for Bennettswood in the Victorian Parliament. In 2001 he was made Opposition Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Industrial Relations, and in 2002 was promoted to the shadow ministry as Shadow Minister for Health. However, in 2002 his seat was abolished, and he was defeated running for the new seat of Mount Waverley. Following his defeat he became Chief of Staff to the Opposition Leader in the Parliament of Victoria. Since 2014 he has been CEO of Navy Health and prior to that he was the Executive Director of the Health Insurance Restricted Membership Association of Australia (hirmaa), serving in that role from 2006-2014.[1] Since 2010 he has been Chairman of the Sir Robert Menzies Lecture Trust.


  1. Parliament of Victoria (2002). "Wilson, Ronald ("Ron") Charles". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
Parliament of Victoria
Preceded by
Geoff Coleman
Member for Bennettswood
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
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