Barry Buffier

Barry Buffier was appointed Deputy Director General in the New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services(formerly Industry & Investment NSW), in July 2009 following a major reform of the NSW Public Sector into super-departments. He has responsibility for facilitating business investment; increasing business competitiveness; marketing the strengths of Sydney and New South Wales; supporting research, industry and innovation; advocating and developing tourism and the arts; and managing the portfolio of liquor, gaming and racing.

Barry was previously the Director General of the NSW Department of State and Regional Development from January 2008 to July 2009, and the Director-General of the NSW Department of Primary Industries from 2004 to 2008.