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

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

Winning design unveiled for new Parramatta Stadium

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A brand new 30,000-seat stadium in Parramatta, unveiled today by the NSW Government, will make Western Sydney a sport and entertainment hub when it is opened to fans in 2019. Read more

Greater Sydney Commission release vision for Greater Sydney

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Greater Sydney Commission has put on public exhibition the 40‐year vision Read more