I have had a continuous career in NSW local government spanning from 1964 to the present

I initially served as an employee in senior management positions for 24 years including as a Shire Clerk (General Manager equivalent).

From 1991 to 2012 I was an elected councillor and served on five different councils, three general purpose and two county council entities. I was Mayor of Maclean Shire from 1997 to 2000 and first Mayor of the merged Clarence Valley Council from 2005 to 2008.

State and Commonwealth Ministerial appointments now number nine in total with five appointments by Labor and four by Coalition governments.

Since 1999, these appointments have included membership of NSW State entities of a Catchment Management Board, Water Management Committee, Regional Development Board, Director North Coast Institute of TAFE, and an Area Consultative Committee.

From 2009 until January 2015 I served as Chairperson of Northern Rivers Regional Development Australia Committee.

I retired as a councillor in 2012 and from August 2012 to October 2013, I served on the four person NSW Government Local Government Acts Taskforce. See the three Taskforce reports at NSW Government Local Government Acts Taskforce  The NSW Government has almost entirely adopted the Taskforce Final Report.

More recently from late 2015 to April 2016 I acted as a Delegate for the NSW Office of Local Government and conducted four council merger public inquiry processes and provided four reports to the Government.

In May 2016 I was appointed Administrator of the merged Armidale Regional Council and remained in that position until first Council elections in September 2017 when I stood for and was first elected to the new Council.

The foregoing demonstrates that I have very long term practicioner experience and knowledge of local government. 

In November 2017 I was appointed by the Vice Chancellor of the University of New England, Armidale as her Personal Advisor on government business matters. 

I am also a member of the Centre for Local Government at the University of New England, Armidale NSW and a Senior Research Fellow with the School of Business.

From UNE I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree (2001 Political Science), a Master of Arts Degree (2003 Public Policy) from that University and in March 2012 was conferred  a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) on the subject of Australian Local Government amalgamations with the case study of Clarence Valley Council. See my academic publications at https://e-publications.une.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository?exact=creator%3A%22Tiley+I%22&highlights=false I have long term farming and business experience as well as mediation and facilitation capabilities.

I invite you to peruse my combined CV and Capability Summary. See link below. 

  • CV and Capability Summary 22 December 2017