Cr Haweil was first elected to Hume City Council in 2016. He first served as Mayor in 2020/21 and most recently in 2022/23. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and History, and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cr Haweil has extensive experience in the government sector and especially the design, delivery and management of government services with expertise in contract and grant management, strategic and social planning and community development.
He is an experienced company director having served on a wide range of state and local government Boards, taskforces and advisory committees covering jobs and skills, regional growth and redevelopment and language services.
His Ministerial appointments include the Local Government Mayoral Advisory Panel and the Broadmeadows Revitalisation Board, and he has served as Chair of the Interface Councils Group and Northern Councils Alliance.
In 2021, he became the first Hume City Councillor elected to the Board of the Municipal Association of Victoria. He was re-elected to a second term in 2023 and elected Deputy President of the peak body.