Nigel Ray PSM
CEO, HammondCare


Nigel has over 35 years’ experience in public policy and economic analysis, and in addition to serving as a NHFIC Board member, is undertaking advisory work, including as Deputy Chair of the Australian Government’s Aged Care Taskforce. He retired from the Australian Public Service in January 2023. 

From November 2020 until November 2022, Nigel was an Executive Director of the World Bank Group, representing Australia and 14 other countries on the Bank’s boards. He was Chair of the Board’s Committee on Corporate Governance and Executive Directors’ Administrative Matters. From November 2018 until November 2020, Nigel was an Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, representing a constituency of 15 countries, including Australia. 

Following a role at the Office of National Assessments, Nigel joined the Commonwealth Treasury in December 1988. From the mid-1990s, he held a range of senior executive positions, including as Deputy Secretary (Fiscal) from 2008-2015 and Deputy Secretary (Macroeconomic) from 2015-2018, when he also served as Australia’s G20 Finance Deputy and was a member of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council.  

In 2013, Nigel was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service. He holds Master of Economics and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Sydney.