National economic outlook

National economic outlook

NAT
Jun 23
Join Westpac Chief Economist, Bill Evans and CEDA CEO, Melinda Cilento as they provide their latest analysis and forecasts for the national economy.
 
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Speakers

Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Event Overview

The long-term effects of government stimulus, disruption to Australian trade and exports to China, and community sentiment are not yet fully known. However, all will have considerable impacts on the future of a post crisis economy.      

Now, as the nation focuses on economic recovery, we examine those key issues and the indicators, measures and trends across sectors that shine a light on where we’re at, opportunities for reform and what we should be focusing on to drive business activity critical to recovery.

Livestream start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS/QLD: 12.00pm
SA/NT: 11.30am
WA: 10.00am

 

Meet the speaker

Bill Evans
Chief Economist, Westpac

William (Bill) Evans is a graduate of Sydney University (BEc. Hons I and University Medal) and the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He has worked as a Research Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Treasurer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and prior to joining Westpac in 1991, was Director and Head of Financial Markets at Schroders Australia Limited for eight years. 

Bill joined Westpac in 1991 in the position of Chief Economist and Head of Research. During his time at Westpac he has also spent two years in New Zealand as Head of the Institutional Bank with responsibility for Westpac’s corporate and financial markets businesses.  

He is currently Managing Director Economics. He is the Bank’s economic spokesman and is responsible for all of the Bank’s economic research. Bill travels frequently, advising Westpac’s customers on the Australian economy and financial markets. He has developed many important contacts in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

Bill was Chairman of the Australian Business Economists for eight years and is now a life member.

Meet the chair

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors.

Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

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