| Blair Comley|
| Blair Robert Comley|
Australian National University
Australian National University, Monash University
Blair Comley Wikipedia
Blair Comley PSM is a senior Australian public servant. He is currently head of the New South Wales Government Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Blair Comley was born in the late 1960s. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Master of Economics from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Australian National University.
Comley joined the Department of the Treasury in 1994. For three years, he represented Australia on economic policy at the OECD. In 2008, Comley was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department of Climate Change. He was elevated to become head of the Department—by then known as the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency—in 2010.
Comley was appointed Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism in February 2013, to commence 11 March that year. In September 2013, after the Abbott Government was sworn in, new Prime Minister Tony Abbott sacked Comley and two other departmental secretaries.
Comley was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers in April 2014 as a Special Adviser in the Canberra Economics and Policy Team. By September 2014, he had been appointed head of the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Comley declared himself an extreme extrovert at a conference in 2015.
Comley was awarded a Public Service Medal in January 2012 for outstanding public service in the development of public policy, particularly in the areas of carbon pricing and emissions trading, tax policy design and debt management.