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Senior Leaders Lunch: Rob Whitfield

You are warmly invited to

A Senior Leaders Lunch with guest speaker

Rob Whitfield, Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations

From profit to public – Rob Whitfield’s first year leading NSW Treasury"

Date: Tuesday 18 October

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Venue: Deutsche Bank, Level 16, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney

Price: $80 for members & guests

Dress: Business attire

Limited places


Rob Whitfield

Rob Whitfield was appointed Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations in July 2015.  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.  Under his leadership, Rob has redefined the vision for NSW Treasury as helping the government to deliver on its promises to the people of NSW that the state will always be a great place to live and work.  He is currently leading a significant cultural change program within Treasury to support the delivery of that strategic leadership vision.

Prior to his role at NSW Treasury, Rob served as an Executive of Westpac Bank, an organisation that he first joined as a graduate in 1986.  From 2009-2015, Rob served as Chief Executive Officer of Westpac’s Institutional Bank and as Chairman of Westpac’s Asia Advisory Board.  He held a number of key roles for Westpac during his 30 year career including:  Chief Risk Officer, Group Executive Risk and Group Treasurer.

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. 

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Harvard Club of Victoria AGM & Dinner
Later Event: October 19
HBS Global Networking Night - Brisbane