About Roger Cook
Born and raised in Western Australia, Roger Cook has lived and worked with his wife Carly in the local suburb of Wellard since 2007. Elected as the Inaugural Member for the State Seat of Kwinana in 2008, Roger works relentlessly within the Kwinana Community and assists many residents, school groups, and sporting clubs in addition to holding the key portfolios of Health, Medical Research, State Development, Jobs and Trade, and Science.
Prior to 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. After completing his studies Roger Cook later became involved with several Aboriginal advocacy groups, serving at various times as a policy coordinator for the Western Australian Aboriginal Native Title Working Group, as CEO of the Yamatji Marlpa Barna Baba Maaja Aboriginal Corporation, and as Government Relations Manager for the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.
Roger is a strong advocate for health and fitness, competing in regular triathlons, marathons, and rides for muscular dystrophy along with the walk for diabetes. He is an avid supporter of the Western Force and Fremantle Dockers. Roger is local and active, and a prominent and proud advocate for individuals, communities, and businesses in Kwinana. His door is always open.