Kelly is the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services in the Turnbull Government. She is a member of Cabinet and also serves on Cabinet’s Expenditure Review Committee.
Kelly was elected to represent the people of Higgins in 2009, following the retirement of former Federal Treasurer the Hon Peter Costello AC. She has previously served as the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer and as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.
Kelly grew up in Emerald, in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. She was educated at Presbyterian Ladies College and went on to attend Melbourne University, graduating with Honours in Law and an Arts degree majoring in history. Upon leaving university, Kelly embarked on a legal career at Freehills, where she practised in corporate law.
In 2004, Kelly commenced as an economic policy adviser to the Federal Treasurer. After the 2007 Federal Election, Kelly undertook a role as an executive at National Australia Bank, where she was involved in building a new business area. Kelly is a former board member of Bowls Australia and has also been a member of the Victorian Advisory Council of Camp Quality.
Kelly is the founder and Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of Women in Science, Maths and Engineering. In addition, Kelly serves as an Ovarian Cancer Ambassador, Patron of the Stonnington City Brass and Patron of the East Malvern Junior Girls Football Team.
Kelly is married to Jon and they live locally in Higgins with their children Olivia and Edward.