Sarah Courtney was elected to the Parliament of Tasmania in March 2014, representing the seat of Bass. After the 2018 election the Premier appointed Sarah to Cabinet where she now serves as Minister for Education, Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Children and Youth and Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events.
Sarah has also served as Minister for Health, Small Business, Women, Resources, Building and Construction, Primary Industries and Water and Racing. Prior to her involvement in Parliamentary service, Sarah worked for almost a decade in the finance industry, including with ING Investment Management, JB Were and ABN AMRO. Her most recent role was as the Business Development Manager at Regal Funds Management, working with clients in the USA, Asia and Europe. Sarah believes that access to education and training is essential to achieving career aspirations, and so she returned to study, achieving a Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture from the University of Melbourne. A decade ago she established her Tamar Valley vineyard, Sarah’s decision to nominate to represent her community was driven by a strong desire to use her skills to deliver a positive future for all Tasmanians.