Cindy McLeish

Lucinda Gaye "Cindy" McLeish (born 26 April 1962) is an Australian politician, and has been a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010, representing Seymour until 2014 and Eildon thereafter.[1]

Cindy McLeish

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in Victoria
Assumed office
6 December 2018
Preceded byDavid Hodgett
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Eildon
Assumed office
29 November 2014
Preceded byNew seat
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Seymour
In office
27 November 2010 – 29 November 2014
Preceded byBen Hardman
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born (1962-04-26) 26 April 1962 (age 57)
Yea, Victoria
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Jeff Moss
EducationUniversity of Melbourne

McLeish was born and raised in Yea, in the north of the electorate, growing up on the family farm. She said her family had been in the area since the early 1840s. Her mother had the Railway Hotel (now the Peppercorn) in Yea for many years.

After completing high school in Yea, McLeish attended Melbourne University and completed a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education, this was followed by a Graduate Diploma in counselling, after which she was able to register as a Psychologist.

In 2001, McLeish completed an MBA from Melbourne Business School, which she studied part-time while juggling work and raising a family. She was CEO of Women's Golf Victoria for many years, and worked in the area of organisational effectiveness and leadership capability at Right Management prior to becoming elected.

McLeish had just 18 days as Liberal candidate for the 2010 state election after replacing Mike Laker, who stepped down at the end of October citing personal reasons.

Following the Napthine Coalition Government's defeat at the 2014 Victorian State Election, McLeish was appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Communities & Volunteers.

In December 2018, McLeish was elected unopposed as Deputy Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party taking on roles as Shadow Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Regional Cities.[2]

She is married to former Test cricketer, Jeff Moss.[3]


  1. ^ "Ms Cindy McLeish". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Baxendale, Rachel (14 December 2018). "Michael O'Brien unveils Vic Opposition cabinet, promises 'reset'". The Australian. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ Hanlon, Peter (23 December 2014). "Jeff Moss: 'I dunno whether they know I played cricket'". The Age. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

External linksEdit

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Ben Hardman
Member for Seymour
New seat Member for Eildon