Western Australia's economic recovery - Treasurer Ben Wyatt

Western Australia's economic recovery - Treasurer Ben Wyatt

Oct 30
Having handed down his State Budget, CEDA welcomes Western Australia’s Treasurer to further detail the priorities, plans and policies for recovery in the West. 
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The Hon. Ben Wyatt, Western Australian Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands
Diane Smith-Gander AO, National Chairman, CEDA, Non-Executive Director, AGL

Event Overview

The $5.5bn WA Recovery Plan identifies 21 priority streams and outlines Western Australia’s strategy to reposition itself and recuperate post pandemic.  

Successful recovery will require a focus on job creation, restoring business and consumer confidence and programs and investments to support key sectors, regions and those parts of our society most impacted by the economic impacts of COVID.

Join CEDA’s members from across WA to hear about the rationale behind key decisions, policies and investments - and discuss the future of WA’s economy. 

Event presentations

The Hon. Ben Wyatt, Western Australian Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands MP3

Moderated Discussion MP3

Event presentation PPT

Event program PDF

Meet the speaker

The Hon. Ben Wyatt
Western Australian Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands

Ben has served as an officer in the Australian Army, on the national board of Indigenous Business Australia and in senior Shadow Cabinet positions before his appointment as Australia’s first Indigenous Treasurer in 2017.  He has enjoyed a legal career in private practice and with the WA Department of Public Prosecutions and has a Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Meet the facilitator

Diane Smith-Gander AO
National Chairman, CEDA, Non-Executive Director, AGL

Diane is a professional non-executive director maintaining a diverse portfolio over varying types of entities, industries and geographies. She is an advocate for gender equity and a past president of Chief Executive Women. Diane is non-executive director of AGL Energy, HBF Health, NQA (the operator of Cairns and Mackay airports) and Keystart Loans group. In the Federal Government sphere, she chairs the member body for Safe Work Australia. She serves pro bono as Chair of the Business School Advisory Board for the University of Western Australia and Deputy Chair of the Council for Methodist Ladies’ College.

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