My name is Andrew Charlton and I'm your Federal Member of Parliament for Parramatta.
As your Federal representative, I'm determined to improve our schools and healthcare, help deliver secure and well-paying jobs, and grow investment in Parramatta.
Before entering parliament, I was a successful entrepreneur, academic and economist.
I'm passionate about good education, having studied at the University of Sydney and Oxford University, where I was a Rhodes Scholar and graduated with a PhD in economics.
I've since written two books on the economy and co-authored ‘Fair Trade for All’ with the Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
I've also worked for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as his Senior Economic Advisor. In this role, I helped navigate Australia's way through the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis and travelled across the world, working with other economists to save thousands of jobs and businesses.
While in government, I was appointed Australia’s senior official to the G20 Leaders Summits and represented the Prime Minister at the United Nations Climate Conference.
As an economist, I've worked at the London School of Economics, Oxford University and the United Nations. I was even named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.I went on to serve in senior roles with Wesfarmers and Coles, including as CFO for one of their businesses.
I've since built a successful business which now employs more than 70 people and has offices across Australia. It was purchased by global IT consulting company Accenture where I was a managing director.
Finally, I'm a proud father and husband, raising three young children with my wife Phoebe in Parramatta. I care deeply about the long-term future of our local area and I'm working hard to deliver a strong future with more investment, more jobs, improved healthcare and better schools.
My office is located in Parramatta and is here to help you with any issues related to the Federal Government, including Centrelink, immigration, Medicare, pensions and more.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any assistance.
Andrew Charlton MP
Member for Parramatta