Having immigrated to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam in 1980, Liem has lived most of his life in Western Sydney and is a proud “Westie”.
Liem is a graduate of the EMPA cohort of 2012. He won the EMPA 2012 Cohort Dean’s Prize and the Cisco Prize for top group marks in the Work Based Project. He has undergraduate degrees in Commerce (Finance major) and Law and is an admitted legal practitioner in NSW.
Since 2003, Liem has worked in the New South Wales public sector, with varied policy, communications and community engagement experience. His mix of central and line agency experience in high profile policy areas of drug, alcohol, climate change and road safety has provided an insight of the importance of bringing the community along to allow government to deliver public value.
More recently, Liem has managed disruption communications and engagement at Transport for NSW to minimise adverse impacts and bring the community along as the state undertakes the biggest transport infrastructure program in decades.
Liem has a proven track record of collaboration, building and maintaining strong working relationships with other agencies, as well providing an environment for stakeholder involvement in developing, delivering and reviewing strategic directions. This includes the development of the NSW Road Safety Strategy, and Pedestrian, Cycling and Aboriginal safety action plans and being involved in the development of a driver licensing access program for disadvantaged communities.