Brett Ogier joined the Australian Museum in May 2022 and leads the Finance Division. As Chief Financial Officer, Brett is responsible for the Museum’s financial and risk management, financial planning processes, performance monitoring, and financial reporting to stakeholders. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Brett plays a key role in developing and implementing the AM’s finance strategy. Brett is a Chartered Accountant and finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in financial leadership roles across listed and government entities, including the past 13 years in NSW and federal government entities.
Brett has extensive experience managing, advising on, and delivering a wide range of financial, strategic and other key functions in large and complex organisations across both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. At Ausgrid, Brett led the Financial Control team through the company’s transition from a NSW State Owned Corporation to private ownership in the largest acquisition in Australia in 2016. At NBN Co, Brett established and then led the Commercial Finance function of the wholesale broadband provider. Most recently, Brett worked for the NSW Department of Education where he was Director, Financial Analysis and Partnership. In this role, Brett was a key member of the Finance leadership team, where he implemented changes to the Department’s reporting suite across more than 2,200 NSW public schools, enabling more effective and easier tracking of costs.
He was the Finance lead on the COVID-19 Intensive Learning Support Program which was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Agility in 2021. Since beginning his career at KPMG in the Sydney and Los Angeles offices, Brett has also held senior roles at Ecolab and UGL Rail. Brett’s demonstrated success in government roles, projects-based and infrastructure intensive businesses means he is well placed to make a significant contribution to the Australian Museum’s Executive Leadership Team.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.