Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced today Blair Comley PSM will be leaving after three years of exceptional service as Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
“Blair has been outstanding at the helm of the Department, and the NSW public service, since his appointment in 2014,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“His successful implementation of the Government Sector Employee (GSE) Act across NSW agencies and his reforms to Cabinet processes are among his most significant achievements, both of which have further strengthened the capability, accountability and integrity of NSW Government.
“It is widely recognised around Australia that under his leadership, the NSW public service has been transformed into a desirable and exciting employer of choice for those seeking a rewarding public service career, something of which I am immensely proud.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of NSW I thank Blair for his dedicated service and extensive achievements, and wish him every success in his future plans.”
Ms Berejiklian also announced that Tim Reardon, currently Secretary of Transport for NSW (TfNSW), will commence in the role of Secretary of Premier and Cabinet on November 18, 2017.
“I am delighted Tim has accepted the role of Secretary of my Department,” the Premier said. “His expertise in strategic infrastructure planning and project delivery has been at the heart of this Government’s achievements and I am looking forward to him now bringing this expertise to the centre of government.
“With more than six years at the most senior levels of the NSW public sector and more than 20 years in senior roles in both the public and private sectors around Australia, Tim is the ideal person to take on leadership of the NSW public service.”
Rodd Staples, currently Program Director of Sydney Metro Delivery Office, will act in the role of Secretary for TfNSW from November 18. A new Secretary of TfNSW will be announced in due course.