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Kerry Finch was born in Hobart in 1948 and has spent most of his life in Tasmania. 

At 15 he secured a job as a control operator at the commercial radio station 7HT and left there in 1969 as the breakfast announcer to travel to broaden his horizons.  This took him to Savage River, Western Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, where Kerry worked on the motorway between Liverpool and Hull for the Irish company McAlpines. 

Kerry returned to Australia and his radio career in 1972, he worked at 2MW Murwillumbah, 2KM in Kempsey and Launceston's 7LA before joining the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1975.

“I relished the community role and to make the ABC more a part of the northern Tasmanian community.   I was a frequent host, MC and compere of functions around the region”.  ABC radio listeners woke up to his 7NT breakfast program for most of 25 years.

He found it easy to transfer his community radio role to representing the community in Parliament when he was elected to the Legislative Council division of Rosevears in 2002.

Kerry lives in the heartland of his electorate at Deviot on the Tamar River.

Civic and Community

The Devil Island Project Inc. – Chairman
Heritage Isle Credit Union Tornadoes – former Board Member
Launceston Football Club - Vice Patron
Beaconsfield Child & Family Centre – Advisory Council
Exeter Show Society – Master of Ceremonies
Three Peaks Race – 12 years hosting the start of the race
Epilepsy Association - former Patron
Launceston Little Athletics - Patron
Former Lupus Patron for 10 Years
Road Trauma Support Team Inc. - Patron
Bridgenorth Football Club - Co Patron 
Centre Stage - Former Board Member
West Tamar Meals on Wheels steering committee 
Launceston Repertory Society -Former President 
Gravelly Beach Australia Day - Master of Ceremonies
Beaconsfield District Health Service
Exeter Improvement Committee
Friends of the Northern Hospice and Palliative Care - Active Supporter
West Tamar Arts Group - Active Supporter - Including Artenwine, the 2014 Festival of Golden Words Events
New Horizons - Enthusiastic Promoter
Tasmanian Talent Team - Launching Young Talented Tasmanians on to the World Stage.
Exeter Service & Community Club - Patron
Birralee Districts Pony Club – Patron Parliamentary

Government Administration A (2017-20)  

Acute Health Services in Tasmania (2017-19)
Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation System (2018-20)

Government Administration B (Chair 2016-17), (Deputy Chair 2010-15)

Blueberry Rust in Tasmania Sub-Committee (Deputy Chair 2017)
Tasmanian Electoral Commission (2014-16)
Built Heritage Tourism in Tasmania (2015-16)
Overtime Costs of the Tasmanian Prison Service (2012-13)
Integrated Transport Options (2012-13)
Aboriginal Lands Amendment Bill 2012 (No27) (Chair 2012-13)
Operation and Administration of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (2012)
Business Names (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2011

Legislative Council Select Committees on:

AFL in Tasmania (Deputy Chair 2019)
TasWater Ownership (2017)
Tourism in Tasmania (2009-10)
Management of Tamar and Esk Rivers (Chair 2008-09)
Mining Industry Regulation (2008)
Rural Road Speed Limits  (2013)
Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania (2020)

Joint Standing Committee on Community Development (Chair 2005-09), (Deputy Chair 2002-04)

The Principles and Objectives of a new Disability Services Act (2008-09)
Provision of Primary School Education for the Residents of Port Sorell, Shearwater, Wesley Vale, Sassafras and Moriarty (2008-09)
Dying with Dignity Bill 2009
Provision of Assistive Technology and Equipment for People with Disabilities (2007-09)
Strategies for the Prevention of Suicide (2005-08)
The Firearms Act 1996 – Part 3, Divisions 1 and 2, Minor's Permits and the Granting of Permits to Acquire Firearms (2006-08)
The Provision of Assistive Technology and Equipment for People with Disabilities (2007)
Young People with Disabilities in Nursing Homes (2003-07)
Tasmania’s Ageing Population (2003-05)
Tasmanian Ambulance Services (2002-03)
Amendments to the Relationships (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003 (2003-4)
Custodial Grandparents (2002-03)Subordinate Legislation Committee (2003-06)
Second Deputy Chair of Committees (2011-12)
Third Deputy Chair of Committees (2002-10)
Library Committee 2003-20
Committee of Privileges
Estimates Committees
Government Businesses Scrutiny Committees