Charles is the General Counsel of NSW Treasury and heads up the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) as well as being a member of the Treasury executive leadership team. Treasury is the central NSW agency responsible for managing the State’s $77b annual spend and $330b balance sheet. Treasury also undertakes key asset transactions on behalf of the State such as the lease of Ausgrid ‘poles and wires’
and the State’s 51% interest in Westconnex.
The OGC provides the Treasurer, other Cluster Ministers and NSW Treasury with strategic legal advice and a ‘legal lens’ on WOG policy initiatives; support State significant commercial asset transactions and strategic projects; and manage contractual, statutory and other legal issues arising from Treasury’s operations.