Kezia Purick

Kezia Dorcas Tibisay Purick (born 12 May 1958) is an Australian politician. She is an independent member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, having held her seat of Goyder since the 2008 election. Prior to entering Parliament, Purick was the CEO of the NT Minerals Council for 16 years. Originally elected as a member of the Country Liberal Party, she became an independent in 2015.


Kezia Purick

9th Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
In office
23 October 2012  23 June 2020
DeputyGary Higgins (2012–2015)
Matt Conlan (2015–2016)
Chansey Paech (2016–2020)
Preceded byJane Aagaard
Succeeded byChansey Paech
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Goyder
Assumed office
9 August 2008
Preceded byTed Warren
Personal details
Born
Kezia Dorcas Tibisay Purick

(1958-05-12) 12 May 1958 (age 63)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyCountry Liberal (2008–2015)
Independent (2015–present)
RelationsNoel Padgham-Purich (mother)
ResidenceDarwin
EducationMethodist Ladies' College, Perth
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia
OccupationBusiness executive

She served as Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since the CLP's victory in the 2012 Territory election, a post she retained after leaving the CLP. Following Territory Labor's landslide victory at the 2016 Territory election, the new Labor government retained Purick as Speaker. She resigned as speaker on 23 June 2020.