Martin Ferguson – Martin has a long history of public service and work in economic and social policy. He was the Federal Member for Batman in Melbourne from 1996 until retiring at the 2014 election. During the Howard Government, Martin served in a range of economic shadow portfolios, including Employment and Training; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Regional Development, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Population; Urban and Regional Development, Transport and Infrastructure; Primary Industries, Resources, Forestry and Tourism; and Transport, Roads and Tourism. When the Rudd Government assumed office in December 2007, Martin was appointed Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism, and acted as Chair of the Standing Council on Resources and Energy and the Ministerial Council for Tourism. He held the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolios until March 2013, when he resigned from the Ministry. Martin is Chairman of the advisory board to the Australian oil and gas industry, APPEA, Strategic Director of Seven Group Holdings Energy, and Chair of Tourism Accommodation Australia. He also chairs the University College of London Adelaide Advisory Board and the CO2 Co-operative Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons).