Simon Smith

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.


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