Kaila Murnain became the NSW Labor General Secretary in January 2016, and is the first woman to hold that position. She was also the first woman to hold the position of NSW Labor Assistant General Secretary in September 2013.
Kaila grew up on a small farm outside of Narrabri in North-Western NSW before moving to Sydney to attend University.
She has a degree in Social Science from the University of New South Wales, and is undertaking a Masters of Business Administrative (Executive MBA) at the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW.
Kaila joined the Labor Party in 2000 after campaigning for Australia to become a Republic. She served as Vice President of NSW Young Labor from 2005-2007.
Kaila has served in the NSW Labor Party Office since 2008, as the NSW Labor Organiser (Communications and Training) and prior to that as the Membership and Communications Officer.
Kaila has extensive Campaign experience and has been a Campaign Manager for Candidates at Local, State and Federal elections.
Prior to working in the NSW Party Office, Kaila was the advisor for Ageing and Disability Services in the NSW Government, overseeing the NSW Ageing Roundtable and also advised the Spokesperson for World Youth Day in 2008.