Phil Gardner

Deputy Secretary of Commercial Group, NSW Treasury

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Phil Gardner is our Deputy Secretary, Commercial Group having joined Treasury as Executive Director, Commercial Transactions in October 2015.  In leading the Commercial Transactions unit, he managed the teams that delivered the two final poles and wires transactions as well as the transactions for Pillar and Land and Property Information (LPI).

Phil was appointed to the Deputy Secretary position in May 2017 and in that capacity he leads the overall Commercial Group which comprises the Transactions, Commercial Assets, Infrastructure and Structured Finance, and Commissioning and Contestability units.  The Commercial Group provides commercial policy advice, oversights the performance of the commercial sector of Government, manages major Government transaction and structures arrangements for the private financing of public infrastructure.  

Phil has over 27 years’ experience working in capital markets, funds management and superannuation with Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Goldman Sachs in London, Singapore and Sydney, and Sunsuper as a member of their Investment Committee.

Phil has degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Tasmania.

Laura Maclean