21/04/2015 - 15:21

Barnes appointed under-treasurer

21/04/2015 - 15:21

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Michael Barnes had been appointed the new under-treasurer for Western Australia with immediate effect.

Barnes appointed under-treasurer
New under-treasurer Michael Barnes.

Michael Barnes had been appointed the new under-treasurer for Western Australia with immediate effect.

Mr Barnes has acted in the position since February last year and prior to that was the deputy under-treasurer for almost five years. 

Treasurer Mike Nahan said Mr Barnes was the best person to lead Treasury during the current challenging fiscal times.

"He has been closely involved with the formulation and implementation of the State Budget for many years,” Dr Nahan said.

“I congratulate Mr Barnes on his appointment and look forward to working closely with him to ensure we achieve value for money outcomes for the people of Western Australia."

Mr Barnes’ other related roles include chairman of the WA Treasury Corporation, chair of the Asset Sales Taskforce, member of the Fiona Stanley Hospital Commissioning and Major Hospitals Transition Taskforce and the WA Health Transition and Reconfiguration Steering Committee.

He is a career Treasury official with 23 years’ experience having started his career in the Commonwealth Treasury in 1992, before joining WA Treasury in 1997.

Since then he has worked primarily in the areas of revenue policy, economic and revenue forecasting, fiscal strategy, and whole-of-government financial management and reporting.

 

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