Hon Roger Cook MLA
Hon Roger Cook MLA is the Deputy Premier of Western Australia.
He has a strategic focus on Western Australia’s post-COVID recovery and economic diversification through his ministerial portfolios of State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; and Science.
For most of the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic he was a key architect of the WA’s world-leading health and economic response as the Minister for Health and chair of the State’s COVID-19 Emergency Team Meeting.
Born and raised in Western Australia, Roger has represented the seat of Kwinana as a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2008.
Before entering politics Roger studied Arts and Public Administration at Murdoch University before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration at Curtin University. He was active in campus politics and established the National Union of Students as its first National President.
Roger is passionate about Aboriginal issues and served as the Chief Executive Officer of a number of Aboriginal Land Councils, along with a communications role assisting industry and government to reach agreement with Aboriginal Native Title groups. He was previously the National President of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation.
Roger is a strong advocate for health and fitness, competing in regular triathlons, marathons and charity events. He is an avid supporter of the Western Force and Fremantle Dockers.
Roger is married and has two adult children.