Director Exports and Export Programs

  • Join a world-class organisation
  • Make a difference to the people of NSW
  • Leverage your project management skills

You will set the vision and lead the team that designs and delivers the NSW Government’s support programs and services for NSW exporters.

Why NSW Treasury

NSW Treasury helps guide the State’s growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW. We do this by managing the State’s finances and assets to make sure the community is gaining the most value from them and supporting reforms to maintain a strong and competitive economy. Our work includes boosting trade, investment and tourism, developing industry, supporting jobs growth, improving service delivery to the community and increasing living standards. We are purposeful and outcomes focused.

NSW is made up of a diverse community with different needs. It is crucial for us to understand and involve the voices of these communities that we serve, design and create policies for. We believe a diverse workplace, where the best people for the job collaborate towards great outcomes, is a world-class workplace. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for people who can bring diverse perspectives that reflect NSW communities to ensure we are effective in the work we do.

We’re committed to building a culture of highly engaged and talented people, all working together in a collaborative and high-performance culture that facilitates career mobility and diversity. Our culture is underpinned by the NSW Public Sector core values of Excellence in Service, Integrity, Accountability and Trust and a clear set of expected behaviours. NSW Treasury website:

About the Trade Team

The Trade team is accountable for managing the international Trade and Investment teams offshore, the supporting onshore team, for job creation and economic development through supporting NSW exporters to expand into international markets and supporting International Education through Study NSW. We support trade and investment from international markets, with an expanding suite of offices in key international locations. Our international teams focus on attracting global trade through supporting exporters reach their ideal offshore markets and attracting foreign direct investment into NSW for the Jobs, Investment and Tourism division to collaborate to ensure that foreign direct investment attracted to NSW is welcomed and retained.

The Trade team is jointly responsible for ensuring NSW remains globally competitive and invests in the industries and places that will ensure NSW remains a great place to live and work, not just now, but well into the future. Our goals, designed to create economic growth that benefits the citizens of NSW, include:

  • Grow capital investment in NSW
  • Position NSW globally and nationally for investment and trade growth
  • Attract skilled labour, technology and innovative practices from across the world to ensure NSW is a leader in future industry sectors and technologies
  • Support NSW exporters to reach and leverage offshore markets

The Role

The Director, Exports and Export Programs will set the vision and lead the team that designs and delivers the NSW Government’s support programs and services for NSW exporters. The team focus on increasing the number of exporters across the state and driving the diversification of NSW’s exports, supporting priority industries export into priority markets, to create jobs and support the regions.

Key programs and services the Director is responsible for include:

  • the NSW Export Advisory team, delivered through the Tradestart program in partnership with Austrade, located in Sydney and across regional New South Wales;
  • the Exporter Assistance Grant program;
  • the Going Global export program;
  • a new digital trade and E-commerce program;
  • and NSW’s export policy, including the provision of advocacy and policy advice to the Commonwealth to assist NSW business access the benefits of free trade agreements.

You will motivate and coach the Export team, and lead engagement with senior stakeholders, including Ministerial offices, to develop initiatives that ensure these export programs succeed, including the marketing and evaluation of programs. You will also represent the State at export related forums and provide strategic advice to priority exporting businesses.

In delivering these programs you will be expected to both lead and work across project teams in the NSW Government, including with its network of international offices and regional export advisors. The role will also work with other trade service agencies including Federal Government (Austrade, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and others) and local, state and federal government agencies, industry associations, bi-lateral chambers of commerce, private service providers that support and assist businesses with their export activities..

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to grow with us in building a world-class Treasury! You will be rewarded with an attractive executive remuneration package in addition to working in a flexible working environment.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You are an experienced leader. Makes a difference by leading and developing the team that designs and delivers the NSW Government’s support programs and services for NSW exporters.
  • You are a trusted expert advisor. Providing high quality, insightful and strategic advice and recommendations to the Executive Director, Deputy Secretary, Secretary and Ministers.
  • You are a collaborator. Actively develops relationships and engages with a wide range of external stakeholders, to create jobs and support the regions.
  • You are a strategic thinker. Identifies, develops and implements effective programs that meet Government Objectives.
  • You are innovative. Thinking creatively and drawing on world-leading best practice to provide innovative solutions to rapidly evolving economic opportunities and disruption.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

At NSW Treasury, we are committed to building a respectful workplace, appointing the best person for the role, and supporting diversity across all areas. We are on a journey to become more inclusive.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

How to Apply!


To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and provide confirmation of academic qualifications prior to commencement.

Please submit your application for the role ONLY via (req4986)

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter which explains your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.
  • An up-to-date resume detailing your knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the role.

If you require additional information, please contact in confidence: Ken Boots on (02) 9228 5294 or

Applications close: 9:59 am Tuesday 6 October 2020

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