Leveraging Australia's fiscal strength for nation building

Leveraging Australia's fiscal strength for nation building

NSW
Mar 12

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 Public event
 12/03/2013
 Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW

 Infrastructure
 Lunch (12.00pm to 3.00pm)

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Event overview

The global demand for Australian government debt has pushed interest rates to record lows. Almost simultaneously Australian state governments' debt ratios levels may prompt downgrades from rating agencies and affect each state's ability to borrow overseas capital at low interest rates.

The idea of the Commonwealth borrowing on behalf of the states has been debated previously, and CEDA recognises the difficulties surrounding this concept.

But with this unprecedented opportunity for the Commonwealth to borrow cheaply from global capital markets, should an earnest discussion take place about whether the Commonwealth should be using this opportunity to fund nation-building infrastructure for a growing population?

Hear from an informed panel including Saly Auld, JP Morgan, Pauline Vamos, The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, Maurice Newman, Queensland Investment Corporation, Bill Evans, Westpac and Megan Motto, Consult Australia.

Meet the speakers

Sally Auld
Interest Rate Strategist, JP Morgan

Bill Evans
Managing Director, Economics, Westpac

Megan Motto
Chief Executive Officer, Consult Australia

Maurice Newman AC 
Director 
Queensland Investment Corporation

Pauline Vamos 
Chief Executive Officer, The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Limited

Meet the facilitator

David Uren 
Economics Editor, The Australian

Supported by CEDA member:

 
NAB is a third of the way through a 10-year program that brings together technology, business and cultural strategy to build the bank of the future. The program has already reached numerous milestones: reducing risk by decommissioning legacy systems; creating value by driving efficiencies; and building flexibility for future innovation.
 
Adam joined the bank in 2005 and has had a range of executive management roles in strategy, technology and transformation across the Group in Australia and New Zealand. He recently spent eight weeks at Harvard Business School to complete the Advanced Management Program.
 
Before joining the NAB Group in 2005, Adam led the finance and employee transformation practice for Capgemini Ernst & Young, and spent over 12 years in corporate and operations strategy consulting, primarily with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.
 
Adam has actually had two careers at NAB. His first was as a branch clerk fresh out of school before he left to gain his Bachelor of Business Administration.

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