Your opportunity to learn more about what inspires and motivates the Secretary of DCJ
This informal interview gives you a chance to learn more about one of the senior leaders in our sector.
Our 29th On the Couch interviewee is Michael Tidball. Prior to his appointment to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Michael was the longest-serving CEO of the Law Society and led the organisation for 14 years until 2020, when he was appointed CEO of the Law Council of Australia.
Past On the Couch interviewees include Dr Paul Grimes PSM (Secretary, NSW Treasury), Kiersten Fishburn (Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport, Transport for NSW), Karen Webb APM (Commissioner, NSW Police Force), Georgina Harrisson (Secretary, Department of Education), Gary Barnes (Secretary, Department of Regional NSW), Kathrina Lo (Commissioner, Public Service Commission), and Amy Brown (Secretary, Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade).
Is this event right for you?
This event is unmissable if you want personal insights from our public sector leaders on what makes them tick.
The Department of Communities and Justice works with children, adults, families and communities to deliver services with a unified and collaborative approach with the objective of achieving a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community.
The department enables services to work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and strengthen the promotion of early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.
This informal interview will explore Michael’s influences and priorities, and his views on the future of NSW and the public sector.
What will you gain?
This event is for you if you aspire towards senior leadership or want to understand our leaders’ priorities so you can do your job better.
You will have an opportunity to ask Michael directly about issues that matter to you during the live event.
These events are not recorded, so register today for the opportunity to hear Paul’s exclusive insights.
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Michael Tidball - Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice
Michael Tidball - Full bio
In February 2022, Michael Tidball was appointed Secretary of NSW Department of Communities and Justice and the Stronger Communities Cluster. Michael has worked in both government and business sectors, working in various fields such as child protection, corrections, youth justice and across the legal sector, in strategic management and senior advisory roles. He has also served as Special Advisor to the Public Accounts Committee of the New South Wales Parliament.
Michael has a strong background in professional services and legal sector administration. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Law Council of Australia in August 2020 following on from his previous appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales from 2006 to July 2020. From 2015 to January 2022, he also concurrently served as Secretary General of LAWASIA.
He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales in 2004 and led many of its initiatives to position it as one of the of the largest, most resilient, and successful voluntary direct membership regulating Law Societies internationally.
Michael has a strong and active interest in classical music and served as Chair of the Board of The Song Company, Australia’s leading and internationally highly acclaimed classical vocal ensemble. He has 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.
Natalie Micarone (Archer) - Co-founder and Director, Bendelta
Natalie Micarone (Archer) - Full bio
Natalie is a Director and co-founder of Bendelta. She is a practice area expert in Strategy and Organisational Alignment, working with the Boards and senior executive teams of many of Australia’s leading organisations to create transformational results. Natalie is also a Certified Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute.
Based out of Bendelta’s Sydney office, Natalie works with clients across a broad range of sectors including media, professional services, government agencies and major listed corporates. She assists clients with both business review and strategy formulation, as well as with the practicalities of making change work, including the coaching of senior executives to achieve optimal effectiveness.
Previous to Bendelta, Natalie spent five years working in management consultancy, based out of New Zealand and Australia. She holds degrees in Management and Psychology, both from the University of Auckland.
How to register
If you are a NSW public sector employee, you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Join IPAA today.
A link to the event will be sent to those who have registered the day before the event.
14:00PM – 15:00PM (AEST/AEDT)
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Virtual event via Microsoft Teams
Professional Members - Free
Stronger Communities staff - Free
Affiliate Members - $35
Non-members - $50
Be at your best, for NSW.
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