Vincent Gerard Connelly (born 16 September 1978) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2019 federal election. He is a member of the Liberal Party and represents the Division of Stirling in Western Australia, before the seat was abolished in 2022.
Connelly began his career in the Australian Army where he met his wife, Peta. Connelly served in several peacekeeping operations in the Solomon Islands and East Timor as a Platoon Commander. He took part in several military exchange programs, including with the United States Marine Corps, the Singapore Armed Forces and the Malaysian Armed Forces.
Connelly received a Bachelor of Arts, English Literature from the Australian Defence Force Academy and completed officer training, graduating with a Diploma of Personnel Management (General Service Officer) from the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
After leaving the Army, Connelly began working as an electorate officer for Julie Bishop, as well as in local government with the City of Swan. Connelly then moved to the resources industry, including with organisations such as Kepner-Tregoe, Chamber of Minerals and Energy, Dynamiq and Deloitte Australia. Before being elected to Parliament, Connelly worked in risk and crisis management for Woodside Petroleum.
Upon being sworn into Parliament in July 2019, Connelly was immediately appointed as a member of several parliamentary committees, including Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Infrastructure, Transport and Cities, National Broadband Network (NBN) and Appropriations.
Connelly has been endorsed as the Liberal Federal Candidate for the electorate of Cowan, in the 2022 Federal Election.
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