Co-opted Councillor

Phil Gardner is Deputy Secretary, Commercial Group having joined Treasury as Executive Director, Commercial Transactions in October 2015. Phil was appointed to the Deputy Secretary position in May 2017 and in that capacity he leads the overall Commercial Group which provides advice and execution capability that enables the NSW government to deliver critical services and infrastructure for the people of NSW. The Group comprises the NSW Data Analytics Centre, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Assets, Infrastructure and Structured Finance, and Commissioning and Contestability units. 

Prior to joining NSW Treasury, Phil worked in capital markets, funds management and superannuation in Sydney, London and Singapore. Phil has degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Tasmania