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Michael Tidball

Chief Executive Officer, The Law Society of New South Wales
Secretary-General, LAWASIA

Michael Tidball was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales in 2006. In recent years, he has also concurrently served as Secretary General of LAWASIA.

Michael Tidball has worked in both government and business sectors, working 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.

Mr Tidball has a strong background in professional services and legal sector administration. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales in 2001, and has 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. Among the key reforms during his tenure has been the lead role played by the Society in the move to a national legal services market in Australia. A current key focus is leading the Society to respond in its service offering to the forces of innovation, disruption, technology change and artificial intelligence.

Michael Tidball serves as a Director of Lawcover Insurance Pty Ltd and LawCover Pty Ltd as well as of LAWASIA Holdings. He is also a member of the Council of the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History.

Mr Tidball has a strong and active interest in classical music and serves as Chair of the Board of The Song Company, Australia’s leading and internationally highly acclaimed classical vocal ensemble. He 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.