Chair of Conference Organising Committee
Secretary-General of LAWASIA
Michael Tidball was appointed Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of LAWASIA in 2013.
Mr Tidball has an impressive background in policy, executive leadership, project management and consultancy across both the public and private sectors. Prior to his work in the legal industry, Mr Tidball served as a Senior Ministerial Advisor to the New South Wales Government, worked as a departmental leader in financial services, and held a Senior Executive role in the Chief Minister’s Department of the Australian Capital Territory Government.
In 2006, Mr Tidball was appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Law Society of New South Wales, the largest legal professional association in Australia. He currently remains in this position, contributing to the strong organisational relations between the Law Society and LAWASIA. Mr Tidball also maintains his roles as a Director of Lawcover Insurance and member of QL’s Board of Management.
LAWASIA continues to benefit from Mr Tidball’s proactive approach to corporate governance, as well as his genuine commitment to advancing the rule of law, international collaboration and the status of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific.