NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has been elected the 46th Premier of NSW, defeating Planning Minister Rob Stokes in a secret party room ballot this morning.
Perrottet is a member of the NSW Liberal Party’s conservative right faction and is a devout Catholic with six children.
"Today begins a new chapter in NSW and one we will all write," Perrottet said in a statement this morning. "Our team will bring the energy and experience to get our state open again and take it to the next level."
It is understood that Jobs Minister Stuart Ayers will become deputy leader of the Liberal Party. The position of Deputy Premier will be announced tomorrow. Environment Minister Matt Kean will take over the role of Treasurer.
Perrottet said the rest of the cabinet is expected to remain as is.
This morning’s party room vote followed the surprise resignation of former Premier Gladys Berejiklian last week. Berejiklian, who has served as NSW Premier since 2016, stood down after ICAC announced it was actively investigating allegations that she breached the public’s trust.