Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland and a Master of Law and PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has published articles in Australian and international journals on sports law issues and is the author of the book 'Regulating International Sport: Power, Authority and Legitimacy'. He has worked as a consultant specialising in sports event management and governance and served on various bodies of Cycling Australia and Cycling Victoria. He has previously held the positions of Director of Services and Infrastructure Development at Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust and Director of Major Sport Projects for Sport & Recreation Victoria where he oversaw the introduction of the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 (Vic). Lloyd gained major event experience as the Group Manager of Support and as Special Advisor, Operations for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation and has worked as an advisor to the Minster for Commonwealth Games and extensively in industrial relations.