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Terry Bailey is an experienced senior executive and director with 30 years of management and leadership experience in the public sector, including as Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and as Assistant Secretary responsible for heritage in the Commonwealth Government.
Terry has strong research, analytical and communication skills, developed through a career as law reformer, policy advisor and community educator, both at a State and Federal level. Significant public policy reforms that Terry has led, include coastal legislation, biodiversity conservation legislation and climate change policy for NSW. He also led the administration and reform of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1994 (Cth) and oversaw reforms to the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW).
Currently, Terry is a visiting Associate Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, at the Australian National University, where he teaches and assesses in the areas of biodiversity, environment, heritage and public policy.