LNP Executive

David Hutchinson

President

David Hutchinson was elected as Acting President of the Liberal National Party in December 2018 and has been a Vice President of the Liberal National Party since 2016.  A party member since 2000, David served in numerous branch positions, including branch Secretary, SEC Chairman and Regional Chairman.

David is the General Manager of his family’s business interests and previously held roles within the finance and property development industries. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Property Economics and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cr. Cameron O’Neil

Vice President

Cameron O’Neil has been involved in the conservative side of politics since 2007. Cameron was the Federal President of the Young Nationals from 2011 – 2013 and South West Region Chair from 2013 – 2016, before filling a vacancy of Party Vice President in May 2016.

Cameron is currently serving as a Councillor on the Maranoa Regional Council, having lived and worked across Western and South Western Queensland for more than a decade.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Studies with a major in Animal Production and has worked in sustainable agriculture organisations across regional Queensland since graduating from the University of Queensland.

Cynthia Hardy

Vice President

Cynthia joined the LNP in March 2009 and became an SEC Chair in May 2010 and continued in leadership as Vice Chair, and Chair of the South West Region and as a party unit Secretary for three years. 

Cynthia worked as the General Manager of the design and manufacturing company she ran with her husband, Ben, with responsibility for the company’s finances and human resources. Semi-retired, Cynthia and Ben provide consulting services to agribusinesses.

Cynthia served on the SW Queensland Regional Policy Council for Commerce Queensland (CCIQ), was the local Board Chairman and served on the State Policy & Advocacy Board.

Cynthia is a member of Institute of Managers and Leaders (formally AIM – Australian Institute of Management) and served on the local committee for six years, and as Chairman for three of those years. 

Married, Cynthia has four adult children and nine grandchildren.