Mr Bannister was born in England and moved to Australia in 2005. He has had a varied and colourful career having owned his own restaurant in the UK, and two electrical contracting business both in the UK and in Australia. Mr Bannister has also been a DJ since the age of 16, both full and part-time, and his love for music has taken him to many countries including South Africa, Botswana, France, Spain, Portugal, and many others. He collects old toys and games and, with almost 8000 pieces, has the largest collection of Pez Dispenser memorabilia in Australia. Mr Bannister has been an Education Assistant for a number of years, and is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree. He has a passion for education, and wants every child to learn in a fun and engaging way.