Timothy O'Loughlin

Adjunct Faculty


Tim O’Loughlin is a highly-rated teacher in CMU-A’s Public Policy and Management program. A graduate of Columbia University’s intensive Executive Program in Business Administration with a Masters in Political Science from the University of Melbourne, Tim’s career combines 30 years of experience at senior levels in the public service and in the oil and gas industry.

In management, Tim has held several senior positions in both public and private sectors, including five years as Chief Executive of the South Australian Government’s Department of Transport and Urban Planning. During his tenure as CE, Tim initiated the development of major policies and projects covering areas as diverse as an investment program for public transport in South Australia; new road safety legislation; new freight route investment projects; and reforms to the Government’s land use planning system. Subsequently, as Commissioner for Renewable Energy, Tim led the development of Australia’s first solar feed-in scheme; produced investment attraction policies which helped South Australia to become one of the world’s leading provinces for renewable energy; developed policy for the South Australian government’s Green Power purchases; and led preparation of one of the first pieces of climate change legislation in the world. He was also Deputy Chief Executive for Sustainability and Workforce Management in the Department of Premier and Cabinet of South Australia. Before joining the Government, Tim worked in a variety of commercial roles at Santos Ltd, one of Australia’s top 30 companies.