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Caralee McLiesh is currently the Deputy Secretary for the Fiscal and Economic Group in NSW Treasury.   The Group provides advice to the Treasurer and other government agencies on fiscal and economic policy, coordinates the state Budget and total state sector accounts, and advises on taxation, intergovernmental relations and balance sheet management.   While at Treasury Caralee has participated in reforms including National Health Reforms and the NDIS, and has led the development of the NSW social impact investment policy in partnership with agencies.   Prior to joining Treasury Caralee worked for 8 years at the World Bank and also held positions with the International Red Cross and Boston Consulting Group.

Caralee holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in Finance from the University of Melbourne.  She has published several reports and books through the World Bank press as well as research papers in economic journals.