I have had a continuous career in NSW local government since 1964.

I initially was as an employee in senior management positions for 24 years including 15 years 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 ten in total from both sides of politics.

Since 1999, these appointments have included membership of NSW State entities: 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, 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.

From late 2015 to April 2016 I was a Delegate for the NSW Office of Local Government and conducted four council merger public inquiry processes and provided reports to the NSW Government as required by the Local Government Act.

In May 2016, I was appointed Administrator of the merged Armidale Regional Council (ARC) and remained in that position until first Council elections in September 2017 when I stood for and was first elected to the new Council. I became Council Mayor in December 2020.

I am a candidate for the Clarence Valley Council election on 4 December 2020 and will retire that day from ARC.

I have very long term practitioner experience and knowledge of local government. 

From November 2017 to December 2018, I was appointed by the Vice Chancellor of the University of New England, Armidale as the University Advisor on government business. 

Since 2002, I have been a member of the Centre for Local Government at the University of New England, Armidale NSW and, since 2011 a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow with the UNE 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 have worked as a volunteer in Aboriginal communities since 2002 and am currently the Northern Rivers Volunteer of the Year for this engagement across three Australian States. 

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

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