Dr Paul Grimes, Secretary of NSW Treasury

Dr Paul Grimes PSM

Secretary

Dr Paul Grimes PSM was appointed as the 28th Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations on 29 January 2022. The Treasury Cluster includes NSW Treasury, NSW Procurement, NSW Productivity Commission, NSW Small Business Commission, NSW Treasury Corporation, iCare (Insurance & Care NSW) and SAS Trustee Corporation. As Secretary, Dr Grimes 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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San Midha

Deputy Secretary, Policy and Budget Group

San Midha joined NSW Treasury in May 2016 and is the Deputy Secretary for the Policy & Budget Group (P&B). San’s Group is the primary manager of Treasury’s relationship with government agencies. The Group works collaboratively with agencies to ensure provision of high-quality advice on financial management, policy reform and resource allocation. This also includes delivery of the annual Budget, Half-Yearly Review and provision of advice on agency policy and budget matters to Cabinet and sub-committees including the Expenditure Review Committee and the Cabinet Infrastructure Committee.

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Phil Gardner, Deputy Secretary of NSW Treasury

Phil Gardner

Deputy Secretary, Commercial and Procurement

Phil joined Treasury as Executive Director, Commercial Transactions in October 2015. He was appointed to the Deputy Secretary position in May 2017 and in that capacity, he leads the overall C&P Group which comprises the Transactions, Commercial Assets, Infrastructure and Structured Finance (ISFU), and Strategic Balance Sheet Management (SBSM) units, as well as NSW Procurement.

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Joann Wilkie, Deputy Secretary, Economic Strategy and Productivity of NSW Treasury

Joann Wilkie

Deputy Secretary, Economic Strategy and Productivity

Joann Wilkie joined NSW Treasury in February 2019 as Deputy Secretary for the Economic Strategy & Productivity Group. In this role, she leads the delivery of economic and revenue forecasting; provision of advice on economic policy and reform, including on productivity; and engagement with Commonwealth, State and Territories on key national reforms and issues. The NSW Small Business Commissioner and NSW Productivity Commissioner are also anchored in the Economic Strategy and Productivity Group. 

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Brendan Bruce, Acting Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services of NSW Treasury

Brendan Bruce

Acting Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services

Brendan Bruce joined NSW Treasury on 14 March 2022 in the role of the Acting Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services. A highly experience public servant, Brendan is leading the Corporate Services group across the support functions of Human Resources, IT, Communications and Finance and Operations. Before joining Treasury Brendan held the role of Executive Director, Governance, Strategy and Coordination in the Environment, Energy and Science Group of Department of Planning and Environment.

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Last updated: 14/03/2022