Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Minister for Forests
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Recreation and Sport
Minister for Racing
Member of the Executive Council
Hon Leon Bignell MP is South Australia’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Forests, Tourism, Recreation and Sport, and Racing.
Leon entered the South Australian Parliament in 2006 and served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Minister for Health and Ageing from 2010 – 2012.
In his current portfolios, Leon seeks out new markets for the State’s food, wine and primary industries, while ensuring South Australia continues to attract an increasing number of tourists each year.
Leon grew up on a dairy farm and from an early age understood the importance of premium food from our clean environment. He has been a long term advocate to ensure it is illegal to grow genetically modified crops in South Australia.