Shane was unanimously elected as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Nationals WA on 30 January 2023 following the resignation of Hon Mia Davies MLA.
He was Deputy Leader of the Nationals WA since March 2020 and was appointed Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and Manager of Opposition Business following the 2021 State election. He has served as Shadow Minister for Transport; Mines & Petroleum; Climate Action and Local Government.
Shane was a farmer north of Perth and brings a wealth of experience in community services, the small business sector, natural resources, and agriculture to the role.
He has lived and worked in regional WA for most of his life. He was a local government councillor for more than 12 years and served as President of the Shire of Dandaragan from 2004 until 2013.
He was elected as Member for Moore in 2013 and served as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Regional Development and Lands Hon Terry Redman MLA from 2014 to 2017.
Shane has held several positions in regional and local organisations, including as a Director of the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and as a Board member of the Wheatbelt Development Commission.
He was a member of the Wheatbelt Regional Advisory Planning Committee, the West Midlands Natural Resource Group, the Central Coastal Business Enterprise Centre Board, and the Badgingarra School Council.