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.