Brendan Nelson

Australian politician

Brendan John Nelson is an Australian former politician. He served as the 30th Leader of the Opposition and the 11th Leader of the Liberal Party from 2007 until 2008.

Dr. Brendan Nelson

Director of the Australian War Memorial
In office
17 December 2012 – 23 December 2019
Preceded bySteve Gower
Succeeded byMatthew Anderson
Ambassador of Australia to Belgium, Luxembourg, the EU and NATO
In office
17 September 2009 – 10 October 2012
Preceded byAlan Thomas
Succeeded byDuncan Lewis
30th Leader of the Opposition
In office
3 December 2007 – 16 September 2008
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
DeputyJulie Bishop
Preceded byKevin Rudd
Succeeded byMalcolm Turnbull
11th Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
29 November 2007 – 16 September 2008
DeputyJulie Bishop
Preceded byJohn Howard
Succeeded byMalcolm Turnbull
Minister for Defence
In office
27 January 2006 – 3 December 2007
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
Preceded byRobert Hill
Succeeded byJoel Fitzgibbon
Minister for Education, Science and Training
In office
26 November 2001 – 27 January 2006
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
Preceded byDavid Kemp
Succeeded byJulie Bishop
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bradfield
In office
2 March 1996 – 19 October 2009
Preceded byDavid Connolly
Succeeded byPaul Fletcher
Personal details
Brendan John Nelson

(1958-08-19) 19 August 1958 (age 65)
Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLiberal (after 1994)
Other political
Labor (until 1994)
Deanna Nelson
(m. 1981; div. 1982)

Kate Nelson
(m. 1983; div. 1999)

Gillian Adamson
(m. 1999)
EducationSaint Ignatius' College
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
Flinders University
OccupationMedical practitioner
ProfessionGeneral practitioner

References change

  1. "The evolution of Brendan Nelson". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 December 2005. Retrieved 16 February 2009.