Percy Allan was Secretary of the NSW Treasury and Chairman of the NSW Treasury Corporation between 1985 and 1994. In 1996 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to public sector reform which included introducing modern accounting and budgeting systems to the NSW public sector, corporatising and privatising NSW government trading enterprises, conceiving and establishing IPART and FANMAC (which later became RESIMAC) and abolishing stamp duty on mortgage backed securities and corporate bonds which facilitated a market in these instruments.

After running the State Treasury Percy was Finance Director of Boral Ltd, a large building materials and energy group,between 1994 and 1996, where he overhauled its finance function.

He was Chairman of the Premier’s Council on the Cost and Quality of Government which between 1999 and 2007 reviewed the performance of 25 general government agencies in the state of New South Wales. 

Since 1997 Percy has advised national, state and local governments in Australia and Asia on public policy, finance and management. He has conducted independent reviews into builders warranty insurance, the Northern Territory’s finances and the sustainability of NSW local government. He has also reviewed the finances of over 30 individual local government bodies.  For consulting services provided click here…

In 2013 Percy was appointed Chair of Wentworth Park Trust. Last year he retired from chairing an equities funds manager and a racing regulatory body for many years. He is a Visiting Professor at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, one of Australia’s leading business schools. Between 2010 and 2012 he was National President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, the professional body of the public sector.

He is also Convenor of The Reform Club, a bi-partisan public policy discussion forum administered by the ASX and a Trustee of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and a member of its Council on Economic Policy.

Percy Allan has a Master of Economics degree from Sydney University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.