Mike Colreavy – consultant
After 34 years working in local councils in both New South Wales and the Northern Territory, including 12 years as a council general manager and 19 years as a member of a council executive management team, Mike Colreavy now provides specialist local government management services to local councils. His extensive executive experience can be a valuable resource if your council is in need of temporary governance support.
Mike Colreavy – executive experience
Mike was General Manager at three Shire Councils in regional NSW and he was a Corporate Services Director at Councils in NSW and the Northern Territory. He was also concurrently the Chief Executive Officer of a large Regional Library Service. More recently, he has undertaken lengthy locum General Manager and Director engagements at several councils in regional NSW.
Mike's executive experience has been broadened by holding numerous local government and community Board positions. He was a Director and Company Secretary of Hunter Councils Ltd; the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music Inc; and the NSW Rail Coal Heritage Centre Inc; and he was a Board member and Chairman of the Cootamundra Health Care Association Inc.
Mike Colreavy – qualifications
Mike also has many years of academic study behind him. He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental & Local Government Law, and a Bachelor of Legal Studies Degree, both of these from Macquarie University, and he has been certified by the (former) Legal Practitioners Admission Board to have satisfied all the academic requirements for admission as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW. He also holds an Associate Diploma in Local Government Administration and was a visiting lecturer in local government administration, law and finance courses at Mitchell College of Advanced Education's Centre for Local Government where he wrote course materials and examination papers, and delivered lectures and tutorials to students in courses leading to qualifications in local government management and town planning.