After a sleepy start, the New South Wales election campaign has entered its final stretch with Premier Gladys Berejiklian hoping to stave off Labor leader Michael Daley’s growing momentum. But the election involves so many more than just the public faces who grace corflutes across the state. Much of the grunt work is conducted by a relatively anonymous internal bureaucracy made up of party hacks, elders and campaign strategists. Starting with the Liberals, Crikey takes a look at some of the faceless men and women who sit alongside Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the Liberal Party’s state executive.

President: Philip Ruddock