On the Couch with Gary Barnes

On the Couch with Gary Barnes
Live Online Event
Monday 30 November 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEDT)
Professional & Associate $0
Affiliate $35
Non Member $55



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Our 24th On the Couch series features Gary Barnes, new Secretary for the Department of Regional NSW.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Stewards of the Sector is a series of informal interviews with key leaders of the public sector. Hosted by former ABC journalist, Monica Attard, these interviews explore the person behind the role, their influences and priorities, and their insights into the future of the public sector. 

Our special guest for this event is Gary Barnes, new Secretary for the Department of Regional NSW, who comes to this position after holding senior leadership positions across the NSW, Queensland and Northern Territory public services. 

Previous On the Couch interviewees have included Kathrina Lo (Public Service Commissioner, NSW Public Service Commission), Amy Brown (Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet), Rodd Staples (Secretary, Transport for NSW), Margaret Crawford (Auditor-General of New South Wales),  Emma Hogan (Secretary, Customer Service Cluster and former Public Service Commissioner), Damon Rees (Chief Executive Officer, Service NSW), Tim Reardon (Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet), Mark Scott (Secretary, NSW Department of Education) and Elizabeth Koff (Secretary, NSW Ministry of Health).

WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER

100% of respondents to our event survey rated the On the Couch with Amy Brown as good to excellent. 

“These events provide wonderful insights to the thinking of senior leaders that would be unavailable except to close friends” – Anonymous

 
One third of the entire population of NSW lives outside Greater Sydney and the public servants, and the services they provide have to respond to their particular needs and priorities. As the new Secretary for the Department of Regional NSW, Gary Barnes is responsible for a Department that aims to support regional communities and businesses and use government investment to future-proof regional economies.

How has his career across the public services of NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory shaped his thinking about the public sector and what does he see as his Department’s priorities as regional NSW communities recover from floods, fires and COVID-19? 

The interview concludes with a brief Q&A session with live questions from the audience.

SPEAKER

Gary Barnes
Secretary 
Department of Regional NSW



Gary joins the Department of Regional NSW from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment where he was the Coordinator-General for Regions, Industry, Agriculture & Resources. Gary’s was responsible for delivering a government-wide approach to providing quality services and infrastructure to drive sustainable economic growth across our regions.

Before joining the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment, Gary held a number of senior executive public service roles across Australia including Deputy Secretary Regional NSW, Department of Premier and Cabinet; Deputy Secretary, Economic, Skills & Regional Development in the NSW Department of Industry; Coordinator-General, Office of Major Projects, Infrastructure and Investment, Chief Executive Officer, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, and Chief Executive Officer, Department of Education and Training in the Northern Territory; and Deputy Chief Executive of the Public Service Commission in Queensland.


FACILITATOR

Monica Attard


Monica spent 28 years at the ABC working across radio and television. She was the ABC’s Russia correspondent at possibly the best time in modern history to be a Russian correspondent.

She reported on the coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, the collapse of Soviet communism, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and his peculiar brand of capitalism and democracy, the first Chechen war and she covered civil wars across the old Soviet Union. Four years of covering the revolution left her with just enough energy to pump out a book about the events.

Monica is now working with CNN International and The Hoopla, a women’s website, based in Sydney.
 

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Contact

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When
30/11/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where
Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
 

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