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Michael Tidball

Michael Tidball commenced his position as Chief Executive Officer of The Law Council of Australia on 1 August 2020. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales, which, under his leadership, became one of the largest, resilient, and successful voluntary direct membership regulating Law Societies internationally. He served concurrently as Secretary General of LAWASIA.

Mr Tidball has worked in both the government and business sectors in Australia, foremostly in strategic management and senior policy advisory roles. He has worked as a Senior Ministerial Advisor, served as Special Advisor to the Public Accounts Committee of the New South Wales Parliament and held the position of General Manager within the ACT Chief Minister’s Department.

Previously serving as a Director of LawCover Insurance Pty Ltd and LawCover Pty Ltd as well as of LAWASIA Holdings, he was also on the Board of Management of Quality in the Law and is a member of the Council of the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History.

Mr Tidball has recently completed post graduate studies at the Saïd Business School at The University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
 

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Public Affairs and Communications Division
 

International Division
 

Legal Policy Division
 

Law Council Sections
 

Business Law Section
 

Family Law Section
 

Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section
 

International Law Section
 

Legal Practice Section
 

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