Shayne Mallard was born in 1964. He grew up in the outer western Sydney suburb of Penrith, and attended local state schools. He now lives in the Blue Mountains with his Danish-born husband.
Occupation & interests
Shayne Mallard has worked in policy development in land use planning, infrastructure, transport and social engagement. He also has a small business background in horticulture and hospitality. He has a Bachelor degree from Macquarie University majoring in Australian history and politics.
Shayne’s policy background includes a 20 year career as a political and corporate affairs advisor to both government and private sectors. He has also held management roles in media, advertising and public affairs. He’s an enthusiastic gardener who enjoys cycling and collecting art.
Shayne Mallard is committed to the environment and heritage and is particularly concerned with street safety measures on Oxford Street and Glebe Point Road. He was President of the NSW Young Liberals 1993 to 94. He has had a long involvement with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association and other gay and lesbian groups (including previous membership of the ACON Board and Vice President of AFAO).
Shayne Mallard is a member of the 56th NSW Parliament. He was elected to the Legislative Council at the general state election in 2015. He is a representative of the Liberal Party of Australia, which he joined in 1987. Shayne has served as a board member of the NSW State Records Authority and the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trusts.
Local government service
Shayne Mallard served more than 12 years in local government. He was first elected to South Sydney Council in 2000, and for the City of Sydney following the 2003 amalgamation of both councils. Shayne stepped down from Council to contest the state seat of Sydney in the 2012 by-election.
‘Inaugural speech of the honourable Shayne Mallard’, Parliament of NSW