Economic and Political Outlook - SA 2022

Economic and Political Outlook - SA 2022

Feb 24
Join CEDA’s expert panel and your fellow Trustees to explore the political environment and the outlook for the SA economy across 2022.
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Besa Deda, Chief Economist, BankSA
Dr Haydon Manning, Adjunct Professor of Politics, College of Government and Law, Flinders University
David Reynolds, Chief Executive, SA Department of Treasury and Finance

Event Overview

2021 has presented an array of challenges across the country, the impact of which differed greatly depending on your location. In South Australia there have been a few short lockdowns and business research has indicated that business confidence is on the rise (ANZ Property Council Survey, September 2021) and the State’s economy is going from “strength to strength” (Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook, October 2021).

Alongside this, SA again has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 5.1 per cent and the closed borders continue to impact the State’s labour market.

As we head into both Federal and South Australian elections, join CEDA’s decision makers and commentators to explore the economic and political milestones for 2022 and how these might impact your business and the economy.

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 speakers

Besa Deda
Chief Economist, BankSA

Besa is Westpac Business Bank Chief Economist. Prior to this, she was St.George Bank’s chief economist since 2008, a role she took on after senior strategist and economist roles with the Commonwealth Bank for over seven years. She started her career with the Colonial Group in 1997. Besa is the Secretary for the Australian Business Economists’ Association, regularly commentates to the media on economic issues and was also a lecturer for FINSIA for many years (now Kaplan).

Dr Haydon Manning
Adjunct Professor of Politics, College of Government and Law, Flinders University

Haydon is Adjunct Professor of Politics with the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. He retired in 2019 after three decades teaching and researching Australian political history, voting behaviour, elections and environmental politics. For twenty years he wrote regular chronicles of South Australian politics for the Australian Journal of Politics and History and is a frequent commentator and opinion writer in SA and national media.

David Reynolds
Chief Executive, SA Department of Treasury and Finance

David became Chief Executive of the SA Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) in 2015. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in policy advice, financial management, and organisation and executive leadership. A career public servant, David joined DTF in 1995 after three years in Canberra. As Chief Executive of DTF, David provides leadership and governance to the state budget, the strategic performance of government agencies, industrial relations, taxation, superannuation, commercial and economics and accounting issues.

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