Mick Sheils is one of
During his time as Commissioner and since he concluded his term, he is well regarded by employers and unions for his ability to enable disputing p
Following his time at the Commission, Mick was appointed General Manager, Industrial Relations of Transfield where he was responsible for handling industrial relations for some of the company’s most high profile activities, such as the
Mick is also a skilled mediator and has dealt with many sensitive matters in the private sector, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies.
On Australia Day 2012, Mick was awarded The Medal of the Order of
Mick has worked in the not-for-profit sector on a range of employment and industrial relations matters, including the Marist Brothers facility,
“My practical experience, as an industrial relations commissioner and general manager in a major firm, has been welcomed by Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers because the firm knows that clients need more than technical legal advice.”
Key Professional Achievements
- In 1986 Mick was appointed Commissioner of the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission. During his time as Commissioner, from 1986 to 1997 he was responsible for the electricians’ and engineers’ awards; administrative and clerical occupations; electricity supply industry; police and public sector employment.
- Mick also had responsibility for the bread industry during its difficult period of deregulation.
- Following his time at the Commission, Mick was appointed General Manager, Industrial Relations of Transfield, reporting directly to the Managing Director.
- Honorary Director since 1997 of the Hunter Valley Training Company (HVTC).
- Chairman of HVTC Human Resources and Work Health and Safety Committee.