Rob Whitfield

Rob Whitfield

Secretary

Rob Whitfield was appointed Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations in July 2015. Rob’s portfolio includes NSW Treasury, NSW Treasury Corporation, NSW Industrial Relations, NSW Long Service Corporation and SAS Trustee Corporation. Rob is responsible for the strategic management of the entirety of the state’s finances, budget, assets, liabilities and financial risk management framework and transformation. Under his leadership, Rob has redefined the vision for NSW Treasury as helping the government to deliver on its promises to the people of NSW that the state will always be a great place to live and work.

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Simone Constant

Simone Constant

Deputy Secretary Financial Risk Management and Transformation

In 2016 Simone accepted the newly created Financial Risk Management and Transformation Deputy Secretary role. Both Financial Risk and Financial Management Transformation will help Treasury move the focus from incremental, year to year management of finances, to a strategic, risk- informed allocation of resources driving clear performance outcomes – and with Simone’s background she is well-placed to drive this change.

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Caralee McLiesh

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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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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Deputy Secretary, Commercial

The Commercial Group is responsible for commercial policy development, infrastructure and structured finance.

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