New South Wales Branch

Mr Gary Barnes, NSW Department of Industry

Gary Barnes was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary, Economic, Skills & Regional Development, NSW Department of Industry  in December 2015.

Previous to this Gary was the Northern Territory’s Coordinator-General, Office of Major Projects, Infrastructure and Investment with responsibility for initiating, coordinating and facilitating the delivery of major projects in the Northern Territory, including oil and gas, agribusiness, mining, tourism and other enabling infrastructure as well as asset sales.

Prior to this, Gary held a number of senior executive positions in the Northern Territory Public Service including notably the Chief Executive Officer, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet (where he led the economic reform agenda and regional development) as well as the Chief Executive Officer, Department of Education and Training.

Before relocating to the Northern Territory, Gary was the Deputy Chief Executive, Queensland Public Service Commission where he led sector-wide reform in the area of Workforce Performance and also held a number of other senior executive positions.


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