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Independent expert panel to lead NSW Government's Industry Policy White Paper

Three leading industry experts have been appointed to an Advisory Panel that will develop the NSW Government’s Industry Policy White Paper aimed at ensuring that NSW continues to offer a business environment that enables accelerated growth.



Australian business leader Mr Jeff Connolly, former Commonwealth Treasury Secretary Dr Ken Henry AC, and former Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Dr Heather Smith PSM will lead the paper.

Starting today, the Advisory Panel will lead a two-day industry symposium to gain further insights from industry leaders, following almost 1,000 contributions from public submissions and business surveys through the Securing Future Innovation and Global Competitiveness in NSW – Green Paper.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens said that following the close of public submissions, the convening of the esteemed Panel marks an important step in the White Paper’s development.

“A new industry policy will deliver the best business environment in which companies and industries can excel and create sustainable, well-paid jobs and deliver a brighter future for the people of NSW,” Mr Henskens said.

“It will establish a more active approach by the NSW Government in partnering with the private sector and research institutions to build capacity and capability as new points of comparative advantage are developed.

“I’d like to thank our Panel members with their extensive commercial experience that will ensure the new industry policy framework supports NSW industries to grow and prosper.”

The Industry Policy White Paper is due for release by the NSW Government in December 2022. Further details on the Industry Policy White Paper are at available at Have Your Say.