Simon Smith

Secretary, NSW Department of Industry

Appointed in July 2015 by virtue of his position within the NSW public service and consistent with the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011 

Simon Smith was appointed to the position of Secretary in July 2015 by the Premier. Prior to this appointment Simon was Chief Executive at the Office of Finance and Services and before that, Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Simon trained as an economist and first joined the NSW Public Sector in 1994. His public sector roles have focused on the nexus between the economy and the environment, including roles in regulation, policy development and program delivery.


Latest News

New Construction Industry Leadership Forum

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A forum of leaders from industry and the Victorian and NSW public sectors has been established to improve collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure projects, including addressing capability and capacity constraints and the need for greater workforce diversity. Read more

Work starts on Western Sydney home of sport

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Work has officially kicked off today on the 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta which will set a new standard for sports fans when it opens in 2019. Read more

First sod turned on new Grafton prison

Monday, August 21, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today turned the first sod on the new Grafton Correctional Centre, marking a key milestone in the NSW Government’s prison infrastructure plan and delivering jobs and investment to the North Coast. Read more