Phil Gardner is our Deputy Secretary, Commercial Group, having 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 Commercial Group which comprises the Transactions, Commercial Assets, Infrastructure and Structured Finance, and Commissioning and Contestability units as well as the NSW Data Analytic Centre.

The Commercial Group provides commercial policy advice, oversights the performance of the commercial sector of Government, manages major Government transaction and structures arrangements for the private financing of public infrastructure.  The Data Analytics Centre provides data stewardship and analytical capability to the NSW government and agencies to support evidence based policy development.

Phil is chair of the NSW government’s Asset and Liabilities Committee (ALCO), a member of a number of boards and steering committee’s including the TCorp and NSW Telco Authority boards, the NSW Social Impact Investment Expert Advisory Group, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW Council, and the NSW Leadership Academy steering committee.

Phil has over 27 years’ experience working in capital markets, funds management and superannuation with Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Goldman Sachs in London, Singapore and Sydney, and Sunsuper as a member of their Investment Committee.

Phil has degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Tasmania.

Last updated: 29/04/2021