2020 pre-budget briefing

2020 pre-budget briefing

Feb 20
CEDA welcomes Western Australian Deputy Under Treasurer, Michael Court, to provide CEDA Trustees with an insight into the State’s economic and fiscal outlook for 2020 and beyond.


Michael Court, Deputy Under Treasurer, WA Department of Treasury

Event overview

As the State’s economy continues its recovery in 2020, there is a sense of cautious optimism for the year ahead.  However, international market challenges and a softening national economy present potential risks, and what does a looming State election in early 2021 mean for the State’s finances? 

Join your fellow Trustees at an exclusive CEDA Trustee boardroom briefing, featuring Michael Court, Deputy Under Treasurer for Western Australia. Michael will speak on the economic and fiscal 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 Court
Deputy Under Treasurer, WA Department of Treasury

Michael was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer in September 2016 after more than five years as the Executive Director of Treasury’s Economic business unit. In his role, Michael has primary responsibility for managing the State’s financial reporting framework. This includes the preparation of the annual State Budget and working closely with the Treasurer and the Expenditure Review Committee to support the implementation of the Government’s fiscal policies and related Public Sector Reforms. Michael also has a key role in oversight of Treasury’s involvement in Commonwealth State Financial Relations and is responsible for Treasury’s corporate services. Prior to working in WA Treasury, Michael held positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Commonwealth Treasury, and the London Underground during its transition to a Public Private Partnership.

Meet the host

Kathleen Jahour
State General Manager, Business Banking WA, ANZ

Kathleen Jahour is State General Manager, Business Banking Western Australia, a role which she commenced in October 2016, and has worked for ANZ for 10 years and is a key member of ANZ’s leadership team in WA. Kathleen is a graduate and member of the AICD and is passionate about workplace inclusion and diversity. She leads a team of talented bankers – providing full banking services to business customers both within the Perth metropolitan area, as well as across regional Western Australia, including the agricultural sector. Kathleen has built a deep knowledge of the WA market with over two decades in the banking sector, and a strong understanding of what drives value for Small to Medium Enterprises from working in frontline relationship roles and experience in risk and research teams, across industries including mining, property, health, retail, manufacturing, wholesaling, tourism, fishing and agribusiness.

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