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

Applications open for $150 million fixing country rail

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries have today announced $150 million for Round One of Fixing Country Rail. Read more

Long term flood mitigation strategy released for Hawkesbury Nepean Valley

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NSW Treasurer and Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today released the long term plan to mitigate flood risk for the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley. Read more

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