HON ROGER JAENSCH MP
Minister for Housing, Minister for Environment and Parks, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Planning, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Roger grew up in Victoria, studied Geography at Monash University and worked in regional development and land use planning in Western Australia before moving to NW Tasmania in 2000. He was the inaugural Executive Chairman of the Cradle Coast Authority and served on the Board of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania and the University of Tasmania’s North West Advisory Board for several years.
Roger was first elected as Member for Braddon in 2014 and served as Government Whip and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade and Red Tape Reduction in the first Hodgman Government. He was appointed Minister for Housing, Minister for Planning and Minister for Human Services after the 2018 State election. In 2019, he was appointed Minister for Disability Services and Community Development and, in 2020, exchanged those portfolios for Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister for Environment and Parks.
Roger, his wife Stephanie and their three Tasmanian-born children live in Wynyard on the beautiful North West Coast.