Michael Pratt AM

Michael Pratt AM

Secretary

Michael Pratt was appointed as the 27th Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations on 1 August 2017. The Treasury Cluster includes NSW Treasury, NSW Treasury Corporation, NSW Industrial Relations, NSW Long Service Corporation, icare (Insurance & Care NSW) and SAS Trustee Corporation. As Secretary, Michael is responsible for strategic management of the entirety of the State’s finances, budget, assets, liabilities and financial risk management framework and transformation.

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Neil Ackland

Neil Ackland

Acting Deputy Secretary Financial Management Transformation

Dr Neil Ackland is currently acting Deputy Secretary for Financial Management Transformation (FMT). Neil’s position in FMT provides an exciting opportunity to help Treasury move the focus from incremental, year to year management of finances, to a strategic, risk-informed allocations of resources driving clear performance outcomes. 

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Caralee McLeish

Caralee McLiesh

Deputy Secretary Fiscal and Economic Group

Caralee McLiesh is currently the Deputy Secretary for the Fiscal and Economic Group in NSW Treasury. The Group provides advice to the Treasurer and other government agencies on fiscal and economic policy, coordinates the state Budget and total state sector accounts, and advises on taxation, intergovernmental relations and balance sheet management.

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San MIdha

San Midha

Deputy Secretary Agency, Budget and Policy Group

San Midha joined NSW Treasury as Deputy Secretary for the Agency Budget and Policy Group in May 2016. In this role he leads the key interface between Treasury and public sector agencies on financial and policy matters, this includes the NSW Government’s operating and capital expenditure. San is also the chair of the School Asset Strategic Plan (SASP) review and is on the following boards and government bodies: Sydney Metro Board; NDIS Board; Health funding committee; Interagency working group on Homelessness; Transaction Services Board and Parramatta Light Rail Steering Committee.

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Vicki Telfer

Vicki Telfer

Executive Director Industrial Relations

Vicki Telfer has been leading the Industrial Relations (IR) Group since October 2010 as its Executive Director. Prior to her current role Vicki was at WorkCover for over 10 years, with the last six in the role of General Manager Strategy and Policy oversighting several reform projects. In her current role, Vicki leads NSW public sector industrial relations and has a key role in significant national industrial relations matters and NSW long service leave schemes. A key part of the work of NSW IR is providing information, advice and assistance to small and medium sized employers on their IR obligations. 

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Phil Gardner

Phil Gardner

Deputy Secretary, Commercial

Phil Gardner is our Deputy Secretary, Commercial Group having joined Treasury as Executive Director, Commercial Transactions in October 2015. In leading the Commercial Transactions unit, he managed the teams that delivered the two final poles and wires transactions as well as the transactions for Pillar and Land and Property Information (LPI).

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Sonia Kammel

Sonia Kammel

Executive Director Corporate Group

Sonia Kammel is the Executive Director of NSW Treasury’s Corporate Group, looking after the Finance, IT, Risk, Audit, EMS and Communications functions. Since stepping into the role in early 2016, Sonia has demonstrated great strategic capability, leadership and commerciality – particularly in the negotiation of the PwC and Oracle contracts for FMT. Prior to this role Sonia held the position of CFO for NSW Treasury, where her accountabilities included both Finance and Procurement.

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Brigitte Fairbank

Brigitte Fairbank

Executive Director Human Resources

Brigitte Fairbank joined NSW Treasury in August 2016, taking on the role of Executive Director, Human Resources. Brigitte is a highly qualified, strategic HR business partner with over 25 years of experience across multiple sectors including steel manufacturing/mining, music, FMCG, international freight, not for profit, airlines and banking, and across multiple regions including Australia, NZ, the Pacific, Asia and India.

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Ryan Bloxsom

Ryan Bloxsom

Chief of Staff

Ryan Bloxsom joined NSW Treasury in November 2016 as Chief of Staff. In this role he supports the Secretary’s strategic oversight of the state’s finances and the cultural transformation of the Treasury cluster and the NSW public sector. Prior to this role, Ryan held senior ministerial advisory roles across the Transport, Infrastructure, Treasury, Industrial Relations and Finance, Services & Innovation portfolios, including as Chief of Staff.

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Charles Cho

Charles Cho

General Counsel

Charles Cho joined Treasury in January 2017 as its General Counsel and heads the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The OGC provides the Treasurer and NSW Treasury with strategic legal advice and a ‘legal lens’ on policy initiatives; supports State significant commercial asset transactions and strategic projects; and manages contractual, statutory and other legal issues arising from Treasury’s operations.

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