Glenn Butcher – Member for Gladstone
Over $239 Million in infrastructure and investment in Gladstone delivered
After finishing school, Glenn began an apprenticeship at the Gladstone Power Station as a Fitter and Turner. Upon completing his trade, he went to work at Queensland Alumina Limited where he spent 21 years working his way through various positions, including as a tradesman and mechanical supervisor.
Glenn’s mechanical mind, interpersonal skills and his ability to manage competing demands saw him promoted to the position of maintenance superintendent, where he oversaw, 12 mechanical supervisors, 95 tradesman and an $85 million budget.
A family man and long time Gladstone local, Glenn is married to Theresa and they have two children, Taylor and Blake. As an active member of his local community, he is keen on almost all sports but most particularly Rugby League. Glenn is a life member of Wallabys Rugby League and was the club president from 2004 to 2010 before stepping up the role of president of Gladstone Rugby League from 2010 to 2015. He is passionate about equality in all forms and sport is no exception. He was the driving force behind establishing Women’s Rugby League in Gladstone, coaching the first ever Gladstone Raidetts in the regional competition. Gladstone is now the beneficiary of 4 women’s teams a true testament to the interest and support for women’s league.
Over the years, he has felt that Gladstone was missing out on its fair share of infrastructure investments and funding, especially given the vast income Gladstone had generated for successive State Governments. Glenn felt the need to stand up for the Gladstone community and joined the Labor party in 2010, with a view to run for office.
2015 was the year Glenn was first elected to the State Parliament and since that time his parliamentary roles have included being a member of the Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources Committee, Chair of the Agriculture and Environment Committee, Assistant Minister for Treasury, Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Assistant Minister for Local Government and Infrastructure. Glenn currently holds the portfolios of Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water.