Roger Cook was born and raised in Western Australia. He lives with his wife Carly in Wellard. Roger completed a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Murdoch University, where he was active in campus politics and established the National Union of Students as its first National President. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Public Relations) and an MBA from Curtin University. Elected as the Inaugural Member for the State Seat of Kwinana in 2008 Roger works continuously in the Kwinana Community and assists many residents, school groups and sporting clubs.