Alan Robert Stockdale (born 21 April 1945) is the president of the Liberal Party and a former Victorian state Deputy Liberal leader. He was Treasurer of Victoria in the government of Jeff Kennett from 1992 to 1999.
On 2 March 1985, Stockdale was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Member for Brighton, a staunchly held safe seat for the Liberal Party of Australia. Stockdale then served on various Committees in opposition. In 1989 he was elected deputy leader of the State Liberal Party which also saw his running mate Alan Brown being elected leader by ousting Jeff Kennett. However Brown and Stockdale were deposed when Jeff Kennett made his comeback in 1991.
When the Liberal government of Jeff Kennett was elected in 1992, Stockdale became Treasurer. He is also credited with being the world's first Minister for Multimedia, to which portfolio was added the additional responsibility of Information Technology in 1998.
Upon retiring from state parliament in 1999, Stockdale proceeded to accept positions within the Macquarie Bank Ltd, as Executive Chairman, Asset & Infrastructure Group, as well as the Chairmanship of Axon Instruments Inc. He has also been appointed as Chairman, Symex Holdings Ltd; Executive Chairman, Infrastructure, Macquarie Bank Ltd; Director, Melbourne Football Club 1999-2001 and; Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers 2005.
Stockdale became Federal President of the Liberal Party in February 2008.
September 16, 2010