Albert Jacob was elected as the inaugural member for the Western Australian (State) seat of Ocean Reef on the 6th of September, 2008.

Prior to this, he served for nearly three years on the Joondalup City Council in the North Central Ward.

Albert lives locally with his young family and is a Vice Patron of Surf Lifesaving WA as well as his local club Mullaloo Surf Lifesaving Club where he is a patrolling member.

Albert served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth from June 2012 to March 2013.

Albert was appointed as Minister for Environment; Heritage on 21 March 2013.  

With a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Western Australia, Albert is committed to the conservation and protection of Western Australia's unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

As a father of two young children, Albert is also keen to see our State's heritage and environment enhanced for future generations to enjoy.

Alberts other committee and community activities include having been the inaugural Chair of both the Tamala Park Coastal Reserve Community Advisory Committee and the Mitchell Freeway Extension Community Reference Group, as well as serving as a local Justice of the Peace. He was the inaugural Deputy Chair of the Ocean Reef Marina Committee and was also the Deputy Chair of the Community Development and Justice Parliamentary Standing Committee for 4 years.