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The Inner Chief

May 31, 2021

In this second episode of our Best of Series, you’ll hear from Mike Pratt AM, Secretary of Treasury in the NSW Government, on being well prepared, disciplined, transparent and keeping integrity in everything you do.




Mike is currently the Secretary of the Treasury in the NSW Government. He is also the former Deputy Chancellor of Western Sydney University (WSU), a former Chairman of Bennelong Funds Management, and a former President of the Australian Institute of Banking & Finance.


His previous senior management roles include CEO of Consumer and SME Banking North East Asia with Standard Chartered Bank, Group Executive of Westpac Business & Consumer Banking, CEO of Bank of Melbourne, CEO of NAB’s Retail Financial Services arm, and CEO of Bank of New Zealand.


Mike was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List, recognised as a role model for Australian society for providing significant service to public administration through reforms in customer service and communication, and also to the finance and banking industry.


Mike was our second ever Chief to be interviewed on the podcast, back in June 2017 and in this episode we talk all about: 

  • Why lifelong learning, including learning about yourself, is a critical discipline;
  • The moments of truth when applying your core values;
  • Celebrating success; and
  • Having a network of people throughout the organisation.

Connecting with Mike Pratt AM

You can connect with Mike via LinkedIn.

Books and resources

Mike nominated Plan International for his charity and I have donated $250 in his name.