Councillor Chris Meddows-Taylor

Councillor Chris Meddows-Taylor


First elected as a Councillor to the Central Goldfields Shire Council in 2005 and Mayor in 2007, Cr Meddows-Taylor, completed his sixth term as Mayor in November 2022.

As chair of the Victorian Goldfields Tourism Executive he plays an active leadership role in the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Listing bid project, supported by partnerships across 13 municipalities and a number of regional tourism boards.. He also has held various other regional leadership roles.

His previous career was in the Victorian public sector in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Education Department, and work in large corporate sectors, including BHP Billiton and AXA. He is a highly experienced change leader with a diverse skillset with key interests in strategy, leadership, culture, machinery of government, community engagement, regional development and advocacy. He passionately believes mayors should lead their community to a better future.

Community leadership roles included President of ASTERIA and Vice President of Havilah and a number of Talbot organisations including the establishment of the Talbot Farmers Market.

Cr Meddows-Taylor holds a Mayor Emeritus award from the Municipal Association of Victoria. His post graduate studies are in public policy and he is an Honorary Research Fellow at Federation University.