After completing his secondary education in Queensland, Jeremy joined the Army in 1986 and graduated from the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1987. Jeremy's service in the Army included command of an infantry platoon, and a parachute infantry company, as well as numerous staff and training appointments across Australia.
He served throughout the World in such places as Germany, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, East Timor and Iraq, where he commanded the Australian Army Training Team in 2007. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for services to Army Headquarters in 2006 and a Chief of Joint Operations commendation for his leadership in Iraq in 2007.
Jeremy left the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in order to contest the ACT elections as a candidate for the Liberal Party and was elected to the ACT Assembly in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020.
Jeremy has held numerous portfolios including Shadow Health Minister and Shadow Attorney General and was Leader of the Opposition from 2013 to 2016. He is currently the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education, Police and Veterans’ Affairs.
Jeremy is a graduate of the University of New England, the University of Canberra and the Australian Command and Staff Course.
Jeremy is married to Fleur and has two sons, William and Robert.