Will Hodgman

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Premier of Tasmania

Premier, Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Minister for Heritage, Minister for Trade, Minister for Parks


Will Hodgman is Tasmania’s 45th Premier.

Will was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania. He graduated in Arts and Law at the University of Tasmania in 1993 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1994.

In 1995, he worked in the United Kingdom with the Wiltshire County Council, prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect.

In 2002, Will was elected as a Liberal Member for Franklin in the Tasmanian House of Assembly and was appointed Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

In March 2006, he became Leader of the Liberal Party and the State Opposition. At the 2014 State Election, Will led the Liberal Party to Government, securing the largest majority for any Government since the 25 member Parliament was established in 1998. He again led the Liberal Party to victory in 2018.

Will is Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Minister for Parks, Minister for Heritage and Minister for Trade.

He serves as a member or patron of numerous sporting and community organisations.

Will is married to Nicky, and they have three children; William, James and Lily.

Conference Topic

The Premier will officially open the Include conference and will speak about Tasmania's commitment and progress regarding diversity and inclusion.

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Other Conference Speakers

Kate Jenkins, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition 

Professor Jane Long, Provost, University of Tasmania

Adam Mostogl, Founder / Inspirer of Illuminate Education

Tara Howell and Sam Haberle, Directors of S.Group

Trisha Squires, CEO AFL Tasmania

Sadhana Smiles, CEO Harcourts Victoria

Lauren Jauncey, Founder and Director of Frankly Diversity