Secretary to the Treasury, John Fraser, today announced that Treasury will be establishing a small office in Perth as a two-year pilot.
Building on the success of our offices in Sydney and Melbourne, the Perth Office will enable Treasury to understand better the Western Australian economy, including the mining and gas industries, as well as bolstering our expertise on foreign investment.
The Perth office will allow Treasury to build relationships with Western Australian stakeholders including those from business, government, academia and the broader community.
Chris Stavrianou, who has been a key member of our Sydney office, will take up the new role of Head of the Perth Office. Chris brings extensive private-sector experience in mergers and acquisitions and financial markets to Treasury. He will also continue his work on foreign investment from Perth.
The new Perth Office will be set up over the next few months.
Announcing the decision today, Mr Fraser highlighted the successes of Treasury’s Sydney and Melbourne offices in developing strong relationships with stakeholders and attracting leading expertise from the private sector.
Mr Fraser encouraged Treasury staff to continue working closely with colleagues across all offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and now Perth.