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Richard Shields

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General Manager Government and St...

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Insurance Council of Australia Limited
Royal Exchange
Sydney, New South Wales 1225
Australia

Company Description: "ICA is now focussed very much on policy issues, government relations and communication, all aimed at improving the image and reputation of the industry. The...   more
Background

Employment History

  • External Relations Manager
    Metgasco Limited
  • Deputy State Director and Director of Party Affairs
    Liberal Party
  • Fundraising Director
    Liberal Party

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of New South Wales
  • MBA
    Australian Graduate School of Management
  • BA
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Web References
Executive Team - Insurance Council Australia
www.insurancecouncil.com.au, 10 June 2014 [cached]
Richard Shields
General Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations
Richard was appointed General Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations in June 2013.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in politics and public affairs, having worked for almost 20 years in senior government, private sector and party-related roles.
Richard is responsible for managing the Insurance Council's advocacy program and strategic lobbying across all levels of government.
Prior to joining the Insurance Council, he was the external relations manager of an ASX-listed company. He has previously worked as an adviser to two federal ministers, public affairs director for the Australian Hotels Association (WA), and deputy state director and director of party affairs for the Liberal Party (NSW).
Richard holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.
Insurance Council appoints ...
www.insurancecouncil.com.au, 7 June 2013 [cached]
Insurance Council appoints Richard Shields as General Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) today announced the appointment of Richard Shields as General Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations, effective June 17, 2013. He will be responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships and engaging with all levels of government.
Mr Shields has two decades of experience in public affairs-related roles. He was most recently the external relations manager of an ASX-listed company.
ICA Chief Executive Rob Whelan said Mr Shields brought an insider's knowledge of the challenges and complexities of politics to the ICA.
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"Richard joins the ICA at a critical time.
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ICA President Mark Milliner said: "I welcome Richard to the close-knit ICA executive team.
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Mr Shields said: "The insurance industry plays such a critical role in the effective functioning of any economy, and I am excited by the opportunity to further reinforce this fact to key decision makers."
Mr Shields has a BA (UNSW) and an MBA (AGSM). He has previously worked as an adviser to the Minister for Sport and Tourism Hon Andrew Thomson MP and for Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Senator the Hon Helen Coonan; public affairs director for the Australian Hotels Association (WA); deputy state director and director of party affairs for the Liberal Party (NSW); and most recently external relations manager for listed gas explorer Metgasco Ltd.
Media Centre - Insurance Council Australia
www.insurancecouncil.com.au [cached]
Insurance Council appoints Richard Shields as General Manager Government and Stakeholder Relations Download the PDF document View as plain text
Your Career News | AB+F - Australian Banking & Finance
www.australianbankingfinance.com [cached]
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has appointed Richard Shields as general manager government and stakeholder relations, effective 17 June 2013.
New South Wales Gas Company - Executive Team
metgascocomau.melbourneitwebsites.com, 16 Mar 2013 [cached]
Richard Shields - External Relations Manager
Richard has extensive knowledge and experience in politics, having worked for almost 20 years in senior government, party related and private sector roles. He understands the challenges and complexities of the legislative and regulatory processes of government, in addition to having a strong insight into managing media and community relations.
Prior to joining Metgasco, Richard served as Deputy Director of the Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) for over 3 years and also served as the Interim State Director. Other positions held by Richard include a Policy Adviser to former Senator the Hon Helen Coonan as Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
Richard has also worked as a Senior Cnsultant for two of Australia's largest issues management firms. Drawing on his strong media and stakeholder manageent skills, Richard advises the Managing Director and Board on issues management, communications and engagement strategies and investor relations
Richard has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.
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