About Zak


  • I grew up in Perth's eastern suburbs, spending most of my time in Guildford, Midland & Woodbridge.
  • My mother, born in New Zealand, has been a pharmacy assistant in Forrestfield since before I was born. My father, of Aboriginal heritage, is a plumber by trade but has spent much of his time in civil construction both in Perth and as a Fly-in, Fly-out machine operator.
  • I went to Woodlupine Primary School in Forrestfield and graduated from Governor Stirling Senior High School in Woodbridge in 2004.
  • Dropped out of Murdoch University, before going to work for a W.A. Senator, Judith Adams. 
  • Worked for the WA Liberal Party since 2006, eventually becoming the youngest ever Deputy State Director (Campaign Support). I've worked on 13 elections (various state, federal & by-elections) since 2007.
  • Worked as a Principal Policy Adviser for the 29th Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Colin Barnett, for four and a half years.
  • Spent two and half years with Australia's largest private construction company, BGC, with a focus on financial strategies for the residential and hotel division. Spent the 2015/16 summer on two hotel sites as a concrete form-worker as part of professional development. 
  • Elected to the District of Dawesville in March 2017. 
  • Married Michelle in February 2018 at St George's Cathedral, in Perth. In time we hope to start a family at our home in Halls Head. 
  • My interests include Aboriginal justice, architecture, design, disruptive technology, environment & conservation, justice reform, history, and planning.
  • In my free time, I run, swim, cycle, read and write.