The Hon Dr Mike Nahan MLA is the Member for Riverton and the Western Australian Minister for Energy, Finance, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests. Prior to this he held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Energy and Indigenous Affairs. Mike chaired the Economics and Industry Standing Committee and has undertaken important inquiries into major issues affecting the State, including domestic gas prices. Mike arrived in Australia in 1978 from the United States, moving to Western Australia in 1982. Prior to becoming a politician, he was the executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Mike holds a PhD in Economics from The Australian National University and was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2000 for his contribution to public policy.