Events » Breakfast Briefing with Troy Grant MP

In Conversation with The Deputy Premier of NSW, Minister for the Arts

This special member only event is an exclusive opportunity to hear from The Hon. Troy Grant MP, Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for the Arts.

Join our CEO, Matthew Deaner to discuss the NSW screen industry and engage in a dialogue on what matters to you and the broader screen industry.

DATE: Thursday, 17 September 2015

TIME: 9.00am to 10.30am
 *please make note of breakfast start time, which was previously published incorrectly
VENUE: Function Room, Level 1, Building 61, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, Sydney


Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given for any cancellations made up to 48hrs prior to the Breakfast Briefing, and are subject to a 25% administration fee. Refunds are not given after this period.

Please note: American Express is not accepted.


Troy Grant is the Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Racing. He is the Leader of the NSW Nationals Party and the State Member for Dubbo.

Mr Grant was born in Maitland and educated in Tamworth. He joined the NSW Police Force in 1989 and served as an officer across a number of units before achieving the rank of Police Inspector. He was twice awarded the Commissioner’s Commendation for Courage.

During his two decades of frontline service, Mr Grant was integral in implementing a number of community-based policing initiatives in regional NSW.

After winning the seat of Dubbo at the 2011 election, Mr Grant joined the NSW Legislative Assembly. He held positions including Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources, a member of the Social Policy committee, and Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Sentencing of Child Sexual Assault Offenders.

In April 2014, Mr Grant was appointed Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing and Minister for the Arts.

Six months into the role, he became Deputy Premier and took on the additional senior Ministerial portfolios of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services and Tourism and Major Events.

Following the 2015 NSW election, Mr Grant took on the portfolios of Justice and Police in addition to the Arts and Racing.

He has lived and worked in regional NSW for most of his career and has resided in Dubbo for the last eight years with his wife Toni and their two children.

Matthew Deaner is our Executive Director. Matthew sits across all aspects of Screen Producers Australia's advocacy work, industrial negotiations, events and operational issues. He also works closely with our Council to set the strategic direction of the organisation as well as identify and execute new business development opportunities.