Your opportunity to learn more about what inspires and motivates the Secretary of NSW Treasury.
This informal interview gives you a chance to learn more about one of the senior leaders in our sector.
Our 28th On the Couch interviewee is Dr Paul Grimes PSM, Secretary of Treasury NSW. Dr Grimes has held a number of senior roles in federal, state and territory levels, including Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture; Secretary of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities; and Victorian Public Service Commissioner.
Past On the Couch interviewees include Amy Brown (Secretary, Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade), Kathrina Lo (Commissioner, Public Service Commission), Gary Barnes (Secretary, Department of Regional NSW), Georgina Harrisson (Secretary, Department of Education), Emma Hogan (Secretary, Department of Customer Service) and Karen Webb APM (Commissioner, NSW Police Force).
Is this event right for you?
You want personal insights from our public sector leaders on what makes them tick, this event is unmissable.
NSW Treasury leads the economic, jobs and investment conversation across NSW. From its position at the centre of government, Treasury drives the economic development strategy to guide the State’s growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW.
On the Couch is an open, informal forum in which we will explore Paul’s influences and priorities, and his views on the future of NSW and the public sector.
What will you gain?
This event is for you if you aspire towards senior leadership or want to understand our leaders’ priorities so you can do your job better.
You will have an opportunity to ask Paul directly about issues that matter to you during the live event.
These events are not recorded, so register today for the opportunity to hear Paul’s exclusive insights.
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Dr Paul Grimes PSM - Secretary, New South Wales Treasury
Dr Paul Grimes PSM - Full bio
Dr Paul Grimes PSM was appointed Secretary of the NSW Treasury in January 2022. He previously served as Coordinator General, Environment, Energy and Science within the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment from April 2020.
Dr Grimes has held a number of senior roles at the federal, state and territory levels, including Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture; Secretary of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities; and Victorian Public Service Commissioner.
Before being appointed as a Secretary in the Australian Government, Paul was Associate Secretary (Domestic Policy) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Finance. He also served as Chief Executive of the ACT Department of Treasury and as Deputy Secretary in the South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance.
In 2010, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) for his role in the development of the Australian Government’s response to the global financial crisis.
Natalie Micarone (Archer) - Co-founder and Director, Bendelta
Natalie Micarone (Archer) - Full bio
Natalie is a Director and co-founder of Bendelta. She is a practice area expert in Strategy and Organisational Alignment, working with the Boards and senior executive teams of many of Australia’s leading organisations to create transformational results. Natalie is also a Certified Master Coach with the Behavioural Coaching Institute.
Based out of Bendelta’s Sydney office, Natalie works with clients across a broad range of sectors including media, professional services, government agencies and major listed corporates. She assists clients with both business review and strategy formulation, as well as with the practicalities of making change work, including the coaching of senior executives to achieve optimal effectiveness.
Previous to Bendelta, Natalie spent five years working in management consultancy, based out of New Zealand and Australia. She holds degrees in Management and Psychology, both from the University of Auckland.
09:30AM – 10:30AM (AEST/AEDT)
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Wednesday 3 August 2022
Virtual event via Microsoft Teams
NSW Treasury Staff - Free
Professional Members - Free
Affiliate Members - $35
Non members - $55
Be at your best, for NSW.
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