Jeremy is a North-West Tasmanian who grew up on the family farm at Sassafras.
After matriculating in 1987, Jeremy went to work on a cattle and sheep property near Hagley in Northern Tasmania.
Following a two-year period at Lincoln University in New Zealand, Jeremy received a Diploma in Farm Management and returned to Tasmania to manage his family’s property at Sassafras, which specialises in mixed cropping and prime lamb production. In 2016 Jeremy received the Lincoln Alumni International Medal.
Apart from his passion for farming and rural life, Jeremy has a strong empathy with public and community services and has worked with a number of organisations including Lifeline North West, Natural Resource Management, Landcare groups, and Youth and Family Focus.
In 2019 Jeremy was awarded Life Membership of Lifeline Tasmania.
Jeremy campaigned successfully in July 2002 to become an MP for Braddon in the House of Assembly and up until 2014 held a number of shadow portfolios.
In 2014 under the newly elected Liberal Government Jeremy was appointed as Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Primary Industries and Water, and Minister for Racing.
Jeremy is currently Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development, Minister for Trade, and Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries.
Jeremy is married to Sandra and they have three daughters, Ruby, Lucy and Holly.