James Alan (Jim) Longley is Deputy Secretary of Ageing Disability and Home Care, NSW Department of Family and Community Services. He is a former bank executive and Member of Parliament who served as the Member for Pittwater in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1986 until 1996. During his tenure in the Assembly, he was Minister for Community Services, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and Minister on Ageing.
Jim Longley was originally appointed Chief Executive of Ageing, Disability and Home Care in 2012. In 2014 the title changed to Deputy Secretary ADHC. (NSW Department of Family and Community Services). The ageing and disability stream is responsible for a staff of 14,000 people and a budget of $3 billion.
Jim Longley was in the banking industry for 18 years. Initially with Westpac (1980-86) in Sydney, London and the US, and was the Executive Vice President – Government Banking for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2000-2012).
Prior to this he was CEO of one of Australia’s largest aged care organisations Anglican Retirement Villages in Sydney.
On 31 May 1986 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, was appointed the Acting Shadow Minister for Finance soon thereafter. In 1992, he was appointed Minister for Community Services and Assistant Minister for Health and in late 1993 added Aboriginal Affairs and Ageing to his portfolio. After the Coalition lost Government in March 1995, he served for a year in Opposition before resigning on 20 March 1996, after nearly ten years in the Assembly.
His qualifications include Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics, Theological Certificate, Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He has served on the Boards of a number of organisations and Government committees, including as Chair.
Jim lives on the northern beaches of Sydney with his wife and two children and enjoys swimming, tennis, reading and music.