Geoff Brock was born in Frankston, Victoria but was raised in the Mid North of South Australia where he has spent more than half his life working towards a better future for the residents of the Port Pirie region.
Mr Brock was first elected to the Port Pirie Regional Council in 1989, has been a JP since 1993, and served on numerous community committees before being elected mayor in May 2003.
From his arrival in Port Pirie in 1976, Mr Brock worked in Port Pirie’s lead smelter, which was eventually acquired by Nyrstar. Prior to that, he was a manager for BP Australia at Port Augusta, covering nearly 80% of the northern areas of South Australia, before becoming an owner-operator of a roadhouse at Port Augusta.
Mr Brock is the Independent State Member for Stuart and was elected on the 19 March 2022. Prior to this, he retired from Nyrstar in September 2007, and in 2009 was elected to the seat of Frome as an Independent Member in a 2009 by-election until a redistribution leading up to the 2022 state election.
Since March 2022, Mr Brock has served as the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Regional Roads and Minister for Veterans Affairs in the Malinauskas Labor cabinet. From 2014-2018, Mr Brock served as the Minister for Regional Development and the Minister for Local Government in the Weatherill Labor Government.
Mr Brock and his partner Lyn have 12 grandchildren between them.