Mr Eric Russell Hutchinson
Administrator, Mr Eric Russell Hutchinson (left) and the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government (right).
On 23 February 2017, Eric Russell Hutchinson was announced by Former Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash, Minister for Local Government and Territories as the Administrator of the Australian External Territory of Norfolk Island for a two year term commencing on 1 April 2017.
Mr Hutchinson represented the electorate of Lyons in Tasmania in Federal Parliament from September 2013 to July 2016 and worked closely with communities including those dependent on agriculture and tourism adjacent to World Heritage listed properties.
Prior to his parliamentary service Mr Hutchinson had a long career in agribusiness, including senior positons in regional branding, business development and marketing.
Mr Hutchinson was an advisor to the Senate President from 2016 until his appointment as Administrator.