Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Secretary General

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Department of Finance, Ireland

Robert Watt is Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Department of Finance, Ireland. The Department has responsibility for public expenditure policy, capital spending and Public Private Partnerships and overall management and reform of the Irish public service. The Department of Finance manages the budget process and advises the Government on economic and budget policy.

Robert Watt is an economist and has broad experience in both the public and private sector. He has worked in a range of roles within the Department as well as previously working with Indecon Economic Consultants and London Economics.

He has a primary degree in business studies and a masters in economics.