Darren Chester was elected to Federal Parliament in 2008 as Member for Gippsland.
A keen marathon runner, dog-lover, and outdoors enthusiast, Darren enjoys boating, fishing and bushwalking.
During his time in Parliament, Darren has served in multiple executive positions across Government and Opposition including senior Ministerial roles.
Prior to entering Parliament, Darren worked as a newspaper and television journalist, ran his own marketing business and was executive officer of a regional advocacy group.
His formal political experience included four years as Chief of Staff to the Leader of The Nationals in Victoria where he developed a range of regional policies.