Rob Whitfield

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).

Latest News

New Grafton Prison Delivers Jobs, Investment

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today announced the preferred proponent for a new 1700-bed prison in Grafton, providing regional jobs, state-of-the-art security and rehabilitation services for inmates. Read more

New fund to boost regional environment and tourism infrastructure

Monday, March 06, 2017

Food and wine regions, walks through national parks and heritage buildings are among the great regional tourist attractions that are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund Read more

Demolition work makes way for new Western Sydney Stadium

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Western Sydney’s future 30,000 seat stadium at Parramatta is one step closer to reality with demolition work of Pirtek Stadium now under way. Read more