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Guest lecture

Wellbeing Report seminar series: The Secretary to the Treasury, Caralee McLiesh, opens our virtual seminar series in the lead up to the Treasury’s first Wellbeing Report

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This is your opportunity to hear the Secretary to the Treasury speak on recent developments to the Living Standards Framework and how it is being used within the Treasury, including in the Treasury’s first Wellbeing Report as now required every four years under the New Zealand Public Finance Act. The Wellbeing Report will be published in November 2022 and the Treasury also plans to publish a series of papers in the lead-up to the Report.

As well as updating on changes to the LSF and the LSF Dashboard, Caralee will share some of the emerging work that will be informing the Wellbeing Report. She will particularly focus on insights from a report on trends in wellbeing that will be published around the same time as the presentation.

Caralee’s presentation is the first in a wellbeing seminar series that the Treasury will be running over the rest of 2022 and early 2023. The Treasury will host a range of domestic and international speakers to bring different perspectives and insights on wellbeing that will feed into our Wellbeing Report and our ongoing work in wellbeing.

About the presenter

Dr Caralee McLiesh joined the Treasury as Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury in September 2019. Caralee's previous role as Managing Director at Technical and Further Education (TAFE) New South Wales (NSW), Australia, saw her lead the transformation of TAFE NSW to become a more modern, competitive and sustainable organisation. From 2008 to 2018, Caralee held several Deputy Secretary roles at the NSW Treasury.

Her involvement in the development of Australia’s first Social Impact Bond for families at risk earned her the Public Service Medal of Australia (2017) for outstanding public service to social impact investment policy and reform in NSW. Prior to this, Caralee worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, the International Red Cross and the Boston Consulting Group.

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Wellbeing Report seminar series

At Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury, we are developing the first Wellbeing Report – Te Tai Waiora that will be published in November 2022.

This online seminar is part of a Wellbeing Report programme of Guest lectures running in 2022 and 2023.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 21 December 2022