About Alister

Alister Henskens SC MP was elected on 28th March 2015 as the fifth Member for Ku-ring-gai in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament.  Former Members for Ku-ring-gai include Premiers The Hon Nick Greiner AC and The Hon Barry O'Farrell and Attorney-General The Hon John Maddison. 

Alister is the Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Services and Property.

He has been Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport and Infrastructure and has sat on a number of other Parliamentary committees.

Alister grew up in Newcastle and then studied law at the University of Sydney, where he graduated with Degrees in Economics and Law.

He then won a Rotary Foundation Scholarship to study a Master of Laws Degree at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he met his wife.

Alister has a daughter and a son and his family has lived in the Ku-ring-gai area for more than 20 years.

Alister has been a director of Basketball NSW and maintains a close association with the sport.

He has also served his local public school as a P & C President.

Alister has entered public service through Parliament after a successful career, since 1996, as a Sydney Barrister.  He was appointed as a Silk, or Senior Counsel, in 2011.