Hon Jackie Trad MP is the Member for South Brisbane and Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Ms Trad was elected to the Queensland Parliament in April 2012.
With a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Sydney, Jackie has always been interested in how public policy shapes and forms our cities, our communities and ultimately our lives.
The influences of economics and politics on public decision-making and policy development, together with a genuine love of her community, drew her to a career in politics.
A second generation Lebanese migrant who grew up in a small business family on the inner-Southside of Brisbane, Ms Trad and her husband live in West End where they are raising their two young sons.