Secretary, NSW Treasury
Appointed 13 July 2015 by virtue of his position within the NSW public service and consistent with the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011
Rob is Secretary of NSW Treasury. 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.
Rob joined the public service following a distinguished 30–year career at Westpac, most recently as Chief Executive of Westpac's Institutional Bank and Chairman of Westpac's Asia Advisory Board. Rob is widely known for leading the amalgamation between Westpac and St. George Bank in 2008. He was also a key figure in developing risk functions and risk management strategies for Westpac, particularly through the Global Financial Crisis.
Rob is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).