With John Ducker thrown off the Arisocrat Board the number former politicians on company boards is thinning out. We’ve resurrected Crikey’s list of former pollies on company boards, but it needs plenty of updating.

Politician
Political position held
Company boards
Richard Alston Federal Liberal Communications Minister Hansen Technologies and MCG Communications
Doug Anthony National Party Federal leader Formerly on board of Normandy Mining
Neil Batt Labor Tasmanian Deputy Premier Chairman Armstrong Jones (formerly Heine)
Charles Blunt National Party Federal Leader Formerly Maxis Corporation director
Keith de Lacey Queensland Labor Treasurer Reef Casino Trust
John Ducker Labor NSW MLC Former Aristocrat chairman, still director of Hills Motorway Group
Mary Easson Labor MP Formerly with NRMA
Tim Fischer National Party Deputy PM Formerly Maxis Corporation
Malcolm Fraser Liberal Prime Minister Formerly Redflex
Wayne Goss Queensland Labor Premier Peplin Biotech, Webcentral
Robyn Gray Tasmanian Premier Director of tree-lopper Gunns Ltd
Nick Greiner NSW Lib Premier MCG, QBE, Stockland and formerly BMC Media, Coles Myer and Iama, Brian McGuigan Wines, BAT Industries
David Hamill Queensland Labor Treasurer Prime Infrastructure
Don Hayward Liberal Education Minister Abigroup
Bob Hawke Labor Prime Minister Formerly with Gutnick companies Quantum Resources and Autogen
Dr John Hewson Federal Liberal Leader Former CBD Online deputy chairman and Ticor Ltd director
Tony Hyams Liberal Member for Dromana Australian Infrastructure Group
Jeff Kennett Liberal Victorian Premier Formerly with dotbombs Sofcom and National Telecoms Group
Peter Nixon National Party Fed Minister Formerly Southern Cross Broadcasting and Budget
David Parker Deputy Premier of WA COO of Sun Hung Kai, Hong Kong financial services company
Andrew Peacock Federal Liberal Leader Short stint as chairman of Child Care Centres of Australia
Susan Ryan Federal Labor Education Minister Formerly NRMA
Kerry Sibraa Federal Labor Senate President Zimplats
Alan Stockdale Victorian Liberal Treasurer Axon Instruments, Symex Holdings and Macquarie Bank executive
Barry Unsworth NSW Labor Premier NSW TAB, Tempo Services
Robert Webster NSW Liberal Planning Minister MMI, Mirvan Property Trust, Rothmans
Neville Wran NSW Labor Premier Cabcharge, Powerlan, Abigroup, Webcentral

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