Shayne was elected to the Legislative Council in March 2015.
Prior to entering Parliament, Shayne had an extensive career in local government and policy development in the areas of land use planning, infrastructure, transport and social engagement. He also has a successful small business background in horticulture and hospitality. He has a Bachelor degree from Macquarie University majoring in Australian History and Australian Politics.
Shayne served over 12 years in local government and was first elected to South Sydney Council in 2000 and subsequently to the City of Sydney Council in 2003.
His strong 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.
Shayne joined the Liberal Party in 1987 and was elected NSW Young Liberal President in 1993. He has enjoyed an extensive career within the Party organization.
Shayne has served as a board member of the NSW State Records Authority and the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trusts, both appointed by the NSW Government.
Born in 1964 and growing up in the outer western Sydney suburb of Penrith, Shayne attended local state schools. He now lives in the inner city with his Danish born partner. He is an enthusiastic gardener and enjoys urban cycling and collecting art.