Libby Mettam Member for Vasse. Leader of the WA Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Health; Mental Health; Disability Services; Prevention of Family & Domestic Violence; Child Protection.
Libby entered politics in 2014 when she was elected as the Liberal Member for Vasse in Western Australia.
She held the Parliamentary Party position of Whip in the Barnett Government.
Following the election of the McGowan Government in 2017, Libby has held several shadow portfolios including Tourism & Small Business, Transport and Fisheries. She now holds the important shadow portfolios of Health, Mental Health, Disability Services, the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, and Child Protection.
Libby was voted Leader of the WA Liberal Party in early 2023. Prior to this, she held the position of Deputy Leader since 2020.
Libby was chair of the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee which conducted an inquiry into sexual harassment against women in the FIFO mining industry.
The inquiry resulted in the ‘Enough is Enough’ Report which made 24 recommendations to Government and industry and has resulted in positive change.
Prior to entering parliament in 2014, Libby was journalist and producer at media outlets including ABC, Nine and Channel 7 Perth.
Libby has a Bachelor of Arts (Broadcasting) from Edith Cowan University and a Masters in Public Administration (Public Policy) from Curtin University.
Libby is a grassroots local member. She is patron of a number of community groups including the Busselton Repertory Club, Dunsborough Yacht Club and Busselton Tennis Club, and has previously been involved in the Dunsborough Yallingup Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Busselton Chamber of Commerce.
Libby lives in Dunsborough with her winemaker husband, Jonathan Mettam, and their chocolate Labrador Charlie while their daughters are now both pursuing careers in Wollongong, NSW and Melbourne.