At the time of last year's State Convention all the talk was on the economic boom. This year, all the talk is likely to be on the economic downturn and what it means for you and your clients. This powerpoint got the Convention started with an update on the current state of play from a respected local economist familiar with the WA economy. This presentation:
John joined ACIL Allen Consulting in August 2015 as a Director, before taking on the role of Executive Director of the Perth Office in February 2016. He is highly respected across business and government at a state and federal level, with nearly 20 years of experience as an economist, policy leader and senior executive working at the Commonwealth and WA Treasuries and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCIWA). As Chief Economist at CCIWA for more than 10 years, John led the organisation to become a key source of economic intelligence, with a particular focus on resources. He developed WA surveys of business and consumer confidence, a leading index of WA economic activity and forecasting model for the WA economy. As a senior executive at CCIWA, John also led its policy development and advocacy, contributing to the debate on a range of business issues, including through the development of thought leadership papers on human capital, the federation, taxation reform, energy markets, productivity and infrastructure. In leading the development of key policy papers, John has represented CCIWA and its members to governments at a state and federal level, and presented to government inquiries, media and conferences and events. John holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School. In recognition of his contribution to economics and the policy debate, John won a prestigious WA Business News 40under40 award in 2011.
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30 September 2016