The Treasury (New South Wales)
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales|
|Headquarters||52 Martin Place, Sydney. NSW 2000 Sydney|
The Treasury of New South Wales or New South Wales Treasury, a department of the New South Wales Government, is responsible for state financial management policy and reporting, and providing advice to the government on economic conditions and issues in New South Wales, Australia. NSW Treasury was established in April 1824 and is the oldest continuing government agency in Australia.
The Treasury is led by its Secretary, Michael Pratt AM. The Treasury is responsible to the Treasurer of New South Wales and Minister for Industrial Relations, presently the Honourable Dominic Perrottet MP. Ultimately, the Treasurer and Minister is responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.
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The Treasury is divided into five service groups that perform various functions on behalf of the department:
- Fiscal and Economic Group – macroeconomic advice and forecasting, microeconomic reform, self-insurance, superannuation, credit rating issues, taxation, intergovernmental financial relations;
- Agency Budget and Policy – the key interface between Treasury and public sector agencies on financial and policy matters, and it oversees the recurrent and capital expenditure of the general government sector;
- Commercial Group – 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;
- Industrial Relations, also called NSW Industrial Relations or NSW IR – works to ensure NSW private sector businesses comply with their responsibilities under NSW industrial relations laws, including laws regulating long service leave, the entertainment industry, transport and taxi industry contract determinations, shop trading hours and public holidays; and ensures compliance with the NSW Guidelines for construction procurement;
- Corporate Group – delivers services to Treasury across a range of corporate areas including finance and administration, human resources, information management and technology, executive and ministerial services, communications, project management, corporate planning and risk management.
|Order||Agency head||Title||Term start||Term end||Term in office||Notes|
|1||Henry Lane||Under Secretary for Finance and Trade||1 September 1856||30 January 1872||19 years, 27 days|
|2||Geoffrey Eagar||1 February 1872||28 February 1891||19 years, 27 days|
|3||Francis Kirkpatrick||1 March 1891||10 May 1905||14 years, 70 days|
|4||Charles James Saunders||11 May 1905||28 January 1907||1 year, 262 days|
|5||John William Holliman||29 January 1907||15 January 1922||14 years, 351 days|
|6||Arthur Pattrick Pearson||Under Secretary of The Treasury||16 January 1922||3 April 1923||1 year, 77 days|
|7||John Spence||Under Secretary for Finance and Trade
Director of Finance
|4 April 1923||21 November 1924||1 year, 231 days|
|8||Sir Bertram Stevens||Director of Finance
Under Secretary and Director of The Treasury
|22 November 1924||12 July 1925||232 days|
|9||Clarence Radford Chapman||Under Secretary of The Treasury||13 July 1925||29 July 1935||10 years, 16 days|
|10||Thomas Joseph Dwyer Kelly||Under Secretary and Comptroller of Accounts||30 July 1935||10 May 1938||2 years, 284 days|
|11||Edmund Harold Swift||11 May 1938||5 January 1942||3 years, 239 days|
|12||Mervyn Andrew Kerr Weir||19 January 1942||31 December 1945||3 years, 346 days|
|13||John George Lee||2 January 1946||30 June 1948||2 years, 180 days|
|14||Sir John Goodsell||1 July 1948||29 April 1955||6 years, 302 days|
|15||Aubrey William Burleton Coady||30 April 1955||13 October 1959||4 years, 166 days|
|16||William Gordon Mathieson||14 October 1959||26 December 1963||4 years, 73 days|
|17||Edwin James Walder||27 December 1963||21 September 1965||1 year, 268 days|
|18||Albert John Oliver||22 September 1965||30 June 1971||5 years, 281 days|
|19||William Ernest Henry||1 July 1971||16 January 1977||5 years, 199 days|
|20||Norman Oakes||17 January 1977||23 February 1986||9 years, 37 days|
|21||Percy Allan||Secretary of The Treasury
Chairman of the NSW Treasury Corporation
|24 February 1986||27 May 1994||8 years, 92 days|
|22||Michael George Lambert||Secretary of The Treasury||1 June 1994||31 January 1997||2 years, 244 days|
|23||John Pierce||16 April 1997||2 March 2009||11 years, 320 days|
|24||Michael Schur||2 March 2009||28 April 2011||2 years, 57 days|||
|–||Michael Lambert||Acting Secretary||28 April 2011||3 August 2011||97 days|||
|25||Phil Gaetjens||Secretary of The Treasury||3 August 2011||30 June 2015||3 years, 331 days|||
|26||Rob Whitfield||1 July 2015||31 July 2017||2 years, 30 days|||
|27||Michael Pratt AM||1 August 2017||incumbent||1 year, 25 days|||
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- "What we do - our planned services". NSW Treasury. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
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- "Public Service Leadership Changes" (Press release). Government of New South Wales. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Gluyas, Richard (6 June 2015). "Wide reaction to Whitfield's move to NSW Treasury". Business Spectator, The Australian. Australia. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- "Michael Pratt AM Appointed NSW Treasury Secretary". Australia: Government of New South Wales. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2018.