Guest Speaker: Professor Ross Garnaut AO, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne - Topic: "Engagement with China"
Professor Garnaut is the author of numerous publications on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
He has had successful roles as policy advisor, diplomat and businessman including senior economic policy official in Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance, principal economic adviser to Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Ambassador to China.
Professor Garnaut is author of influential reports to the Australian Government including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy, The Garnaut Climate Change Review, and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change. He has chaired the boards of major Australian and international companies and is currently President of SIMEC ZEN Energy Technologies Pty Ltd.