Simon Smith - Board Member

Simon Smith was appointed as Secretary by the Hon Mike Baird, MP, Premier of NSW, on 1 July 2015.

He joined the Department of Industry from the Office of Finance and Services (where he was Chief Executive) and before that, the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Deputy Secretary for Economic Policy).

Mr Smith trained as an economist, first joining 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.

Prior to joining the Public Sector, he worked in a variety of private and non-for-profit roles including in the insurance industry and as proprietor of a small business.