Keith Pitt was sworn in as Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia on 6 February 2020. He was first elected to represent the Hinkler electorate in the Australian Parliament in September 2013. Keith was born and raised in Bundaberg, after finishing high school he undertook an electrical apprenticeship and went on to complete a Bachelor degree in computer and electrical engineering. Before entering politics Keith owned a consulting and training business (including a registered training organisation) delivering Vocational Education and Training across the East Coast of the country, but particularly in rural Queensland, prior to that he owned cane farms in Bundaberg. In February 2016, Keith became the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. In July 2016, Keith successfully retained the seat of Hinkler in the Federal Election and was appointed as Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. In March 2018, Keith was appointed as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack. He resigned from this position in August 2018. An active member of the Hinkler community, Mr Pitt was heavy involved in local sports such as touch football and surf lifesaving, interests he maintains today. Through his previous business interests he supported a wide variety of local community groups and events. Mr Pitt is married with three children.