Mia Davies became Leader of the National Party of Australia (WA) after the state election in March 2017. She was first elected to represent the Agricultural Region at the 2008 State election. At the 2013 State election, she successfully contested the seat of Central Wheatbelt for The Nationals WA. In November 2013 Ms Davies made history when she became the first female party member to be appointed Deputy Leader of The Nationals WA. A month later she was appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Water; Forestry, taking over the role from Terry Redman. Prior to entering Parliament, Ms Davies worked as a policy advisor for the Leader of the Parliamentary National Party, executive officer at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy and as a communications consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Marketing and the Media from Murdoch University. Ms Davies is a member of the Northam Chamber of Commerce, Avon Tourism Board, Wheatbelt Business Network, Avon Community Development Foundation, Country Women’s Association, Youth Advisory Council, Country Arts WA and the Royal Agricultural Society.