Skip to main content
Close video

Who we are

Led by the Commissioner, we’re a driven team of professionals dedicated to supporting small businesses and making it easier for them to do business.

Chris Lamont

“The NSW Small Business Commission is dedicated to supporting the State’s small businesses by improving the economic and regulatory environment they operate in.”

Chris Lamont
NSW Small Business Commissioner
Read Bio
Close popup
Chris Lamont
NSW Small Business Commissioner
Chris Lamont

“The NSW Small Business Commission is dedicated to supporting the State’s small businesses by improving the economic and regulatory environment they operate in.”

Chris Lamont commenced as NSW Small Business Commissioner in June 2020. Chris has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He has held senior positions in federal, state and local governments, working in policy development and advocacy where he helped deliver major reforms and programs. In the private sector he has led not-for-profit and commercial businesses across a range of industries including construction, facilities management and health care. Having grown up in regional Australia, Chris has a particularly strong interest in supporting regional communities.

"Small business is the engine room of the NSW and national economy, with NSW boasting the highest number of small businesses in Australia."

Damien Tudehope,
NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business
Read Bio
Damien Tudehope
Close popup
Damien Tudehope
NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business
Damien Tudehope

"Small business is the engine room of the NSW and national economy, with NSW boasting the highest number of small businesses in Australia."

The Hon. Damien Tudehope MLC was elected to the NSW Legislative Council and appointed as the NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business in March 2019. Prior to being elected to the NSW Parliament, Mr Tudehope was a partner at law firm O’Hara and Company Solicitors in Strathfield. He has also been a small business owner, operating childcare centres, and was also the Chief of Staff to the former NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith SC.