Dr. Allen Grootboom
Allen was elected to the National Assembly in May 2015. He is the Shadow Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture.
Allen was a Member of the Provincial legislature from April 2009 – May 2014 where he was the DA Whip and served in various portfolios. He served as the spokesperson for Education and Sports Arts and Culture.
Prior formal politics Allen was a student activist at the University of the Western Cape. After democratisation he joined the Democratic Party in 1995. Here he served in various capacities and was also the Provincial Chair amongst others.
After practising as a Psychologist, Allen re-entered politics. He later became the Provincial Chair from 2008 – 2012. He served as a member of the Federal Council and was also a member of the Federal Legal Commission. His is currently the Constituency Head of Diamond South.
Academic: studied at UWC and The University of Port Elizabeth. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma : Governance and Public Management from Wits.
Allen holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of the Free State.
Dr G Allen Grootboom
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