John Gardner has represented the seat of Morialta, in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs and near hills townships, since 2010.
John was appointed Minister for Education after the March 2018 state election, having previously served as Shadow Minister in this portfolio since January 2016. He is also Leader of Government Business in the South Australian House of Assembly.
Before entering Parliament, John worked in both the private and public sectors, including his family's manufacturing business while studying at the University of Adelaide.
After graduating, John worked in policy roles at a state and federal level, particularly in the fields of substance abuse and education policy.