Historical records matching Suzanne Deirdre Napier
About Suzanne Deirdre Napier
Surname: NAPIER Given Names: Suzanne Deidre Title and Honours: Mrs, Hon (16 October 1998) Qualifications: MA (Leeds); BA (Tas); DipPhysEd. Date and Place of Birth: 1 January 1948, Latrobe, Tasmania Date of Death: 5 August 2010
House of Assembly: 1 February 1992 Electorate: Bass Party: Liberal Positions Held: Minister 1995-98; Deputy Premier 1996-98; Opposition Leader 1999-2001 Date of Departure: 20 March 2010 Reason for Departure: Retired for Health Reasons.
Comments: Daughter of Harry Braid MLC.
House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 690 Sue Napier From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Hon Sue Napier Deputy Premier of Tasmania In office 18 March 1996 – 14 September 1998 Preceded by John Beswick Succeeded by Paul Lennon Constituency Bass Personal details Born Suzanne Deidre Braid 1 January 1948 Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia Died 5 August 2010 (aged 62) Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Nationality Australian Political party Liberal Party of Australia Spouse(s) Drew Napier Relations Harry Braid (father) Alma mater University of Tasmania (BA Hons) University of Leeds (MA) Occupation Teacher
Suzanne Deidre "Sue" Napier (1 January 1948 – 5 August 2010) was an Australian politician. She was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the Division of Bass. Napier was first elected in 1992 and was re-elected in 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2006.
She was born as Suzanne Deidre Braid on New Years Day, 1948, in Latrobe, Tasmania, the daughter of Tasmanian Legislative Council member Harry Braid.
She was leader of the Liberal Party from 2 July 1999 until 20 August 2001. She became the leader of the opposition when former Premier Tony Rundle resigned and she defeated leadership aspirant Bob Cheek in a party room ballot. Cheek successfully challenged Napier's leadership two years later.
During her career Napier served in many portfolios including transport, youth affairs, education and opposition portfolios of business, tourism, health and infrastructure as well as Deputy Premier.
Napier was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, but responded well to treatment and recovered in 2009. In February 2010, she announced that she would retire from parliament and not contest the 2010 Tasmanian election after it was discovered that the cancer had returned.
She died from breast cancer on 5 August 2010, aged 62.