Courtney Miller was born and bred in the Byron Shire. She left Australia when she was 18 and has lived, worked and studied in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States before landing back home in Byron during the Covid19 pandemic. She has worked as a public servant in the Federal Department of Finance before moving up the hill as a policy advisor for Financial Services and Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten, she was the Head of Communications for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the General Manager for Australia’s peak fashion body, the Australian Fashion Council.
Courtney has just completed a Masters of Public Affairs from UC Berkeley where she wrote a thesis on the financial conundrums the town of Byron faces with 15,000 ratepayers and 2.4 million visitors annually.
Courtney loves politics despite its discontents, is a surfer and tennis lover. She has a great appreciation for a good book – although she currently reads more children’s books with her toddler. She likes nothing more than cooking a dinner party feast for friends and family and is an amateur ceramist.