The Department of Treasury and Finance reports to the Treasurer.

About the Treasurer

The Treasurer is the Hon Rob Lucas MLC.

Rob Lucas was elected to the Legislative Council in the South Australia in 1982 and has continually served the parliament since that time.

He was appointed Treasurer in the Marshall Liberal Government in March 2018 and is also the leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

It’s a role he previously served between 1997 and 2002 for the last Liberal Government. Rob has accumulated a wealth of experience during his political career. He was the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council from 1993 to 2002, Minister for Education and Children’s Services from 1993 to 1997 and Minister for Industry and Trade.

Rob has been a member of various committees including the Budget and Finance Committee and the Statutory Authorities Review Committee

Rob was born in Kure, Japan before moving to Mount Gambier.

After completing high school, Rob moved to Adelaide and completed a Bachelor of Economics and Science, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Rob and his wife Marie have four children.

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Industrial Relations
  • The Public Sector
  • Finance
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Leader of Government Business (LegCo)


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