Hon Gerry Kandelaars MLC

  • Member for the Legislative Council


Gerry was chosen to fill a Legislative Council casual vacancy in September 2011. Prior to this he was employed as a Community Liaison Officer for Robyn Geraghty MP for over 5 years.

Gerry commenced work as an apprentice Telecommunications Tradesman with the PMG Department and worked in the Telecommunications Industry for over 20 years before moving to the role of State Branch Secretary and then Branch President of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Unions (CEPU) T&S Branch.

Gerry’s involvement with his Union began whilst he was an apprentice some 39 years ago. He has been a member of the ALP for over 30 years having been a delegate to State and National Convention, a State Council Delegate and has been President of the Torrens Sub-Branch for over 8 years.

Gerry was a board member of PEER VEET, a Group Training Company and Registered Training Organisation that employs and trains over 400 apprentices in South Australia. He was also a member of the Information Industries Training Advisory Board and up until 2010 a board member of the Electrotechnology and Water Skills Board.

From 2002 until 2011, Gerry was also a director on the Board of Telstra Super, Australia's largest corporate superannuation fund with over $11 billion in funds under management and was a member of its Audit, Risk and Management Committee and its Remuneration Committee.

Gerry is married to his wife of over 36 years, Glenys and they have two adult children.

Gerry has a keen interest in:

  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Industrial Relations
  • Multiculturalism
  • Community Development


  • Parliament House

    Adelaide SA 5000

  • 08 8237 9340
  • 08 8237 9473
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