Formerly a solicitor and executive director of a community sporting body, he is now a senior policy analyst at a not-for-profit public affairs organisation.
Until 2011, Cr Hyams was President of the City of Moorabbin Historical Society, having served an eight-year term. He is on the Committee of Management of the Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre and has been a cricket club president, Bendigo Bank committee member, Neighbourhood Watch Area Secretary and Residents’ Association Vice-President.
Cr Hyams believes it is vital to remember that Council is there to serve the community.
Cr Hyams has a Bachelor of Arts, LLB, (Monash University).