About Angie

Angie began her working life in retail sales and her journey took her to Griffith University Gold Coast Business School as a mature aged student. Before politics she worked in every Australian state and territory as a workplace trainer and assessor and retail consultant for leading brands. Ms Bell was a small business development specialist and is the author of a marketing book that has helped many businesses reinvent their business models. The book remains part of the curriculum at Griffith University and the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark.

Above: Angie loves her community and joined Mermaid Beach A.E.M.E Surf Club in the early 2000’s. Pictured with Phil Chipman, President Annie, Wayne and Captain Pete, she earned a bronze medallion to become a surf lifesaver in 2014. Angie is grateful to her community for the journey that began at Mermaid Beach S.L.S.C. She is seen regularly at the club catching up with locals.

Ms Bell was a leading figure on the Gold Coast in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shaped its economic recovery. She championed COVIDSafe measures, worked with community leaders to form a community cabinet and convened the City Heart Taskforce (CHT)- the Gold Coast’s only cross industry think-tank to unite local peak bodies across 11 key industry sectors.

Angie chaired the Reimagine Gold Coast 2020 and 2021 forums to steward local industry towards greater economic diversity in emerging sectors. She successfully advocated for funding under the Morrison Government and delivered numerous programs in Moncrieff and across Australia to support families, protect jobs and promote economic growth.

As a past president of LNP Women in Queensland, she supports women in politics and is passionate about the preservation of the Liberal National Party values of reward for effort, equality of opportunity, freedom of association and the family as the building block of society.

Above: Angie Bell MP in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra for the Women in Federal Parliament Exhibition. Her tenor saxophone is named “Merlene”. September 12 2019. Photography by Penny Bradfield AUSPIC/DPS

As a young person, Angie was selected as a Rotary International Scholar to Denmark. Ms Bell says it profoundly changed her life.  She attended the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide and went on to perform as a professional saxophonist and vocalist including appearances with The Adelaide Connection, the late Don Burrows AO MBE, James Morrison AM and Wilbur Wilde. Career highlights were performances at the Manly Jazz Carnival, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region.

Angie is a determined advocate for the heart of the Gold Coast, a passionate Liberal advocate for the Arts and is deeply involved with issues facing youth. After the 2022 election, she was appointed as Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Shadow Minister for Youth. Ms Bell is the Patron of the Gold Coast IMPACT Youth Summit which she began in March 2023.

Read Angie’s maiden speech here