Job Title: NSW Information Commissioner
Company: Information and Privacy Commission NSW
Elizabeth Tydd was appointed NSW Information Commissioner and head of the Information and Privacy Commission on 23 December 2013.
Ms Tydd’s role is to promote public awareness and understanding of the right to access government information in NSW, and provide information, support, advice, assistance and training to agencies and the general public.
As Information Commissioner, Ms Tydd has the power to review decisions made by other NSW government agencies and deal with complaints about information access, monitor agency functions and report to the Attorney General about proposals for legislative or administrative change.
Ms Tydd has recently been appointed NSW Open Data Advocate, following an invitation to take on the position by the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, the Hon. Victor Dominello MP.
In this additional role, Ms Tydd will provide advice to the Data Analytics Centre (DAC) as well as across NSW Government on non-personal data that should be released to the public.
Ms Tydd has extensive regulatory experience in a range of jurisdictions and industries. As the Executive Director, Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing, Ms Tydd was responsible for the development and implementation of a contemporary risk based approach to regulation in these sectors including the introduction of a periodic risk based regulatory model for licenced premises. Ms Tydd was also responsible for executive oversight of this major strategic policy environment.
At the NSW Office of Fair Trading, Ms Tydd occupied the position of Assistant Commissioner of the Compliance and Legal Group. In this role, she was responsible for regulating significant industries including real estate, the motor industry, and general consumer transactions. She has also played a key role in the development of Australian Consumer Law and the implementation of a national framework for compliance activities.
Ms Tydd has been appointed to a number of significant statutory roles including Deputy President of the NSW Workers Compensation Commission and Deputy Chairperson of the former Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal.
Ms Tydd has held a number of board and committee appointments including Trustee of the Responsible Gambling Fund and is currently a member of the University of Technology Law Advisory Board.
Ms Tydd has published a number of reports and articles in journals including the NSW Law Society Journal and Public Administration Today.
Ms Tydd is an accredited mediator, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Public Administration and holds a Bachelor of Laws together with a Master of Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney. Ms Tydd has also completed post graduate certificate studies in executive management and governance.
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