Minister for Disabilities
Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Member of the Executive Council

Contact details

Phone (08) 8303 2926

Fax (08) 8303 2533

Email Contact the minister

Postal Address
GPO Box 1838

Level 12
1 King William Street


Leesa was first elected to South Australian House of Assembly in the March 2010 election as the Member for Taylor. Prior to becoming Minister for Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, she held office as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and assisted in the portfolio areas of Defence Industries, Veterans’ Affairs, Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse and The Arts.

She was born in Queensland in 1966 and studied Health Administration at the Queensland University of Technology.

Her passion for the community began as a young Guide and continued with her involvement with the scouting movement. Leesa has worked in public and private hospitals in Brisbane and at the Repatriation Hospital Daw Park.

Leesa was also the founding director of SA Progressive Business Inc. the corporate events arm of the ALP linking the business community and Labor.

Leesa has been the Presiding Officer of the SA Parliament Public Works Committee, a member of the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, and the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and the Economic and Finance Committee.