Susan Close

Susan Close is the Deputy Premier of South Australia and has been the State Member for Port Adelaide since being elected on the 11th of February 2012.

Susan has lived on the LeFevre Peninsula for twenty years with Declan and their two children and is passionate about representing the people in her community.

Susan has held several government and shadow portfolios during her career and is now the Minister for Climate, Environment & Water, Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science and Minister for Defence & Space Industries.

Before entering Parliament, Susan was an executive in the SA Environment Department.  She previously worked at the University of Adelaide running student services and holds a PhD from Flinders University. Susan is focused on protecting South Australia’s unique natural environment, ensuring we are properly meeting the challenges of climate change and addressing skills shortages and economic diversification in our state.