Media Release

New Finance Secretary

MC 69/16

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

22 December 2016

I would like to congratulate Rosemary Huxtable PSM on her nomination by the Prime Minister as the new Finance Secretary.

Rosemary has done an outstanding job in the key role of Deputy Secretary Budget Group in Finance over the past three years and a half.

She comes to this very senior and central role in Government with substantial experience not just in the Finance portfolio, but also across a range of social policy areas - in particular in health policy and administration. 

I very much look forward to working with Rosemary as we continue the important task of putting the Australian Government Budget on the strongest possible foundation and trajectory for the future.

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Media Contact(s): 

Karen Wu - 0428 350 139

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and the Public Service, Perth