Charles Casuscelli


Charles Casuscelli
Charles Casuscelli MP
Opening a playground at St John's Ashfield
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Strathfield
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded by Virginia Judge
Majority 4.4%
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Maria
Children 2
Residence Russell Lea, New South Wales
Occupation Politician

Charles Casuscelli MP, an Australian politician in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Strathfield for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2011.[1]

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Early years and background

Casuscelli was born in Rome, Italy and emigrated to Australia in 1963, aged 5-years. His family established their home at Blacktown in Sydney's west and he was a student firstly at Blacktown North Public Primary school and then Blacktown Boys High School. At 16 years of age he opted to enter the workforce as a Trainee in the Postmaster General's Department.[2]

He is married to Maria for just on 31 years and father to two daughters.[3]

Professional life

Casuscelli completed his technical training as a Telecommunications Technical Officer just as the Postmaster General's Dept was split into Australia Post and Telecom Australia. He advanced to the role of Project Manager developing computer systems to enable real-time management of telecommunications services. He left Telecom Australia and undertook continuous full-time service as an Officer with the Regular Army from 1988 to 1992. He was appointed as a staff officer (Captain) at Headquarters Australian Defence Force and later as a Major on the Headquarters of Land Command. He was responsible for the planning and implementation of command, control and communications systems within the combat elements of the Australian Army.

Casuscelli's first senior management appointment was with the market research company AC Nielsen, he had two roles the first as National Operations Manager for the Media Research Division and later as Director Business Re-engineering for the Australian business. Many years later he returned to the company as Director Operations for the Pacific Region. [4]

Casuscelli joined the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority in October 1997. Holding a dual role, he was the NSW Transport Management Centre’s Project Director responsible for establishing the new facility,[5][6] and he was in charge of the Transport Management Centre until 2001.[7]

In 2001, he commenced work as a senior manager with the NRMA Motoring and Services. After a relaively short period ~ 2 years he set up his own private consultancy and delivered professional services to the transport, telecommunications, OH&S, marketing and advertising industries.[citation needed]

In amongst his continuous full-time service with the Australian Regular Army, Casuscelli has been an Army Reserve Signal Corp officer since 1978 having served in a range of appointments including Officer Commanding of a Royal Australian Signal Corp unit. He holds the Reserve Force Decoration in recognition of his service.[8]

Casuscelli is also a member of the South West Metropolitan District Emergency Management Committee and works with the emergency services and other public agencies to ensure that Sydney's Inner West is prepared for major emergencies.

Political career

After joining the Five Dock branch of the Liberal Party in February 2009, Casuscelli was preselected as the Liberal candidate in November 2010. At the March 2011, he contested the seat of Strathfield and ran against the sitting member and Labor minister, Virginia Judge. Casuscelli was elected with a swing of 16.3 per cent and wining the seat with 54.4 per cent of the vote on a two party preferred basis.[9]

Casuscelli was appointed as the Chair of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Mr Charles Casuscelli, MP". Members of the Legislative Assembly. Parliament of New South Wales. 8 April 2011. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/0/E76858C5CE846810CA25786900045097. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Parliament, NSW (30 Sep 2011). "Parliament of NSW Members". http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/members.nsf/0/E76858C5CE846810CA25786900045097/. Retrieved 30 Sep 2011. 
  3. ^ Murada, Lauren (28 March 2011). "Election winners and losers". Inner West Courier (News Limited). http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/election-winners-and-losers/. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Parliament, NSW (30 Sep 2011). "Parliament of NSW Members". http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/members.nsf/0/E76858C5CE846810CA25786900045097/. Retrieved 30 Sep 2011. 
  5. ^ "Charles Casuscelli". Smart Traffic Conference Program. Transport Roundtable. 1 May 2001. http://www.transportroundtable.com.au/im/showbio.php?name=Casuscelli-Charles. 
  6. ^ Robins, Brian (28 June 2010). "New F3 strategy 'dangerous' and without responsibility". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-f3-strategy-dangerous-and-without-responsibility-20100627-zc2r.html?skin=text-only. 
  7. ^ Parkes, Hannah (27 September 2010). "Duplicate Iron Cove bridge will cauise chaos". Inner West Courier (News Limited). http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/duplicate-bridge-will-cause-chaos/. 
  8. ^ Parliament, NSW (30 Sep 2011). "Parliament of NSW Members". http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/members.nsf/0/E76858C5CE846810CA25786900045097/. Retrieved 30 Sep 2011. 
  9. ^ Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Strathfield". NSW Votes 2011 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). http://www.abc.net.au/elections/nsw/2011/guide/stra.htm. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Lynch, Peter (2011-06-20). "MP takes on transport and infrastructure". http://www.ourstrathfield.com.au/article/mp-takes-transport-and-infrastructure. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Virginia Judge
Member for Strathfield
2011–present
Incumbent

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