2019 WA Pre-Budget briefing

2019 WA Pre-Budget briefing

WA
Feb 14
CEDA is delighted to welcome Western Australian Under Treasurer, Michael Barnes, to provide CEDA Trustees with an insight into the State's economic outlook for 2019.

Speakers

Michael Barnes, Under Treasurer, WA Department of Treasury

Event overview

As the State’s finances continue to creep back towards a surplus on the back of decreasing spending growth and increasing revenues, there is an air of positivity about Western Australia’s economy in 2019.

Join your fellow Trustees at an exclusive CEDA Trustee boardroom briefing, featuring Michael Barnes, Under Treasurer for Western Australia. Michael will speak on the economic outlook for the State and how this will shape the State's finances ahead of the May Budget.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Michael Barnes
Under Treasurer, WA Department of Treasury

Michael Barnes is the Western Australia's Under Treasurer, and Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation.

As Under Treasurer, Michael is the principal economic and financial adviser to the State Government, with statutory responsibilities around the management and reporting of the State’s finances, including formulation of the annual State Budget.  As Under Treasurer, he is also responsible for leading the Western Australian Department of Treasury.

Michael has a Bachelor of Business with Honours in Economics.  Born and raised in Perth, Michael moved to Canberra after graduating from university to take up a position in the Commonwealth Treasury, where he worked for nearly six years, mainly in the area of taxation policy.

Michael returned to Perth in late 1997 and has been working at the State Treasury ever since, in various roles spanning revenue policy, economic and revenue forecasting, Commonwealth-State financial relations, fiscal strategy, and whole-of-government financial reporting.

He commenced acting in the role of Under Treasurer in February 2014, and was officially appointed to the role in April 2015.  As Under Treasurer, he is also Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation, which is the State’s central borrowing authority.

Meet the host

Matt Budge
Partner, PwC

Matt Budge joined PwC in 2001 and has over 17 years experience in providing tax advice to Australian and multinational companies. Matt was appointed partner in 2012 when returned to Perth six years ago after eight years on secondment in Melbourne and Sydney.

Matt has a very broad range of experience in diverse industries having worked on transactions in the Perth, Melbourne and Sydney markets serviced by PwC. Matt focuses on assisting clients through transformative transactions involving major acquisitions, restructures, refinancing and investments into significant infrastructure.

Matt focuses on assisting clients through transformative transactions involving major acquisitions, restructures, refinancing and investments into significant infrastructure. Matt successfully led a global reorganisation involving similar transaction steps from initial planning phase to the end of an audit of the reorganisation by the ATO.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, Masters of Taxation from the University of Melbourne, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Member of the Tax & Regulatory Committee for the Association of Mining & Exploration Companies of Australia and Chair of the Council at University Hall, University of Western Australia.

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