The Hon. Ron Best is a highly respected former member of the Victorian Parliament (1988 to 2002), having held a number of senior positions in the National Party of Australia (Victoria) including Parliamentary Secretary, Shadow Minister for Housing and Spokesman for Health, Housing, Racing, Sport and Recreation. Mr. Best has also been a member of various Parliamentary Committees including the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee and a Board Member of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. Prior to his political career, Mr. Best was the owner of a successful food distribution business and General Manager of the Glacier Food Group. Since retiring from politics in 2002 Mr. Best has consulted for privately-owned companies in the food services industry.