Secretary, NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development
Simon Smith is a member of the US Studies Centre's Board of Directors. He was appointed to the position of Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development in July 2015 by the Premier.
Prior to this appointment he was Chief Executive at the Office of Finance and Services and before that, Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
He 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.
Prior to joining the public sector, he had a small business and also worked in the finance sector.