A Bennelong native, 24-year-old Rhys is actively involved in his local community, participating in various sporting endeavours and engaging in volunteer initiatives.
After graduating high school with academic honours, Rhys studied at the University of Sydney where he obtained a Bachelor of Medical Science. He completed majors in Pharmacology and Immunobiology, while also taking classes in Microbiology, Virology and Physiology.
Rhys then worked in a medical institution where he was involved in cutting-edge clinical trials. It was here where he learnt the practical fundamentals of medical science, published peer-reviewed scientific literature, won a premiere international conference award and furthered his passion to study medicine.
Under the direction of two eminent professors in the Australian medical fraternity, Rhys was also exposed to the intricacies of the COVID-19 pandemic and diverse opinions of internationally renowned doctors.
A medical scientist with strong moral principles, Rhys believes it is hard to ignore the impact of government mandates, lockdowns and restrictions and it is the transgressions of current government that ignited his interest in politics.
“Australia is all about having a fair go and whilst politicians insisted we were all in this together, we did not get our chance at a fair go or even a fair say which has left us in a situation where we are no better off now than what we were,” he said.
“I strongly believe the United Australia Party can serve Australia and its constituents in order to make a profound difference and if given the chance, I would be privileged to be a part of restoring the Australian way of life.”
Rhys has also worked for numerous small businesses across a range of different sectors including construction, education and hospitality.
Ambitious yet grounded, Rhys believes his experiences have provided him with a greater understanding of the reality that many Australians face and subsequently, the needs of his electorate.
Rhys is also a member of the Catholic Church, completing his Sacraments of Initiation within the diocese and attending Mass services.