Economy & Finance Speakers

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Saul Eslake is one of Australia's most respected and renowned economic commentators. Having worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for over 25 years his comments and economic findings have been known to cause a stir in the media. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. As a Chief Economist in Australian financial markets for over 25 years, Saul’s comments and economic findings generate attention. Whether on the 7:30 report, Sky News or in The Financial Times, Saul is known to bring the spotlight onto important domestic and global economic issues, pulling them further into mainstream view.

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Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. His background covers the spectrum of economic insight - from his role as Chief Economist of Citibank to Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. Stephen’s combination of both public and private sector provides an unparalleled insight into the opportunities and risks of today’s markets.
  • Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia

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Peter Costello is Chairman of ECG Financial Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, headquartered in Melbourne. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. Peter Costello was elected a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Higgins in March 1990 and re-elected on six subsequent occasions. Prior to entering Parliament, he was a barrister and was counsel in some of Australia’s best-known industrial disputes.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2011)
  • Australian Liberal Party
  • Australian Government Future Fund
  • Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank
  • Nine Entertainment Corporation

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Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia's most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two). Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. Alan started his career as a financial journalist in 1970, at the peak of the Poseidon boom. After failing to make, and lose, a fortune he travelled the world before settling back in Melbourne as the Australian Financial Review’s Chanticleer columnist, having had a year under the expert tutelage of the first Chanticleer, Robert Gottliebsen.
  • ABC News (TV Program)
  • Eureka Report
  • Business Spectator
  • Financial Review (Newspaper)
  • The Age Melbourne (Newspaper)
  • 7.30 Report (TV Program)
  • Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper)
  • Australian Indigenous Education Foundation Ambassador

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Ross Greenwood has covered finance and business matters both in Australia and around the world for almost 30 years. Currently business and finance editor of the Nine Network's Today show, Ross was also co-host of Nine's former flagship current affairs program, SUNDAY. Ross can also be heard hosting his nightly "Money Matters" radio program on 2GB and other syndicated markets around Australia. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. As a director of the sharemarket-listed investment company WAM Capital, Ross also has practical finance experience. For six years he was chairman of the investment committee of the JUST superannuation fund, the industry fund for journalists and entertainers, and in 1997, Ross was named ‘Superannuation Trustee of the Year’ by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees for his work with JUST.

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Anthony Bell is a CEO, entrepreneur, and sought after business expert. As the CEO and Founder of Bell Partners, Accountants Advisors Auditors, Bell has grown his business by 40% each year for more than a decade. He has guided his business to winning numerous awards. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. In fact, it is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading accounting firms. Bell Partners was featured in Business Review Weekly’s “Top 100 Accounting Firms for 2008”, noting them as the No.1 Most Productive Firm for the sixth consecutive year running, together with top 10 Fastest Growing Firm, which has never been achieved before by any other firm.
  • Bell Partners
  • Bell Advisory
  • Network Seven
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Business Review Weekly (Magazine)
  • The Daily Telegraph (Newspaper)

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David Koch is the co-host of the popular Channel Seven morning show 'Sunrise,' and is fondly known to the Australian public as Kochie. He is also the host of “Kochie's Business Builders”, a program offering news and opinions on starting a small business, which is produced by his own company 'Pinstripe Media'. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. David is one of the leading business and finance correspondents in Australia, with many years of experience behind him. He writes an array of finance columns for many leading publications, including the Courier Mail, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, the Hobart Mercury, Adelaide Advertiser and New Idea magazine.
  • Sunrise (TV Program)
  • Kochie's Business Builders (TV Program)
  • Port Adelaide Football Club

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Peter Switzer is one of Australia's leading business and financial commentators. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. An award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for Best Current Affairs Commentator in radio, and former economics lecturer at UNSW, Peter currently works with Yahoo!7, The Australian and ABC Radio to bring you the biggest breaking stories in finance and business.
  • 2GB Radio
  • The Super Show (Radio Program)
  • Sky News (Television)
  • Switzer Media and Publishing
  • Switzer Financial Services
  • ABC 702 Radio

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Craig West is a strategic accountant who has over 20 years' experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice, provides invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners and strategies to build, maximise, protect and extract wealth as a business owner. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. Following 6 years of study to gain two masters degrees, Craig focused on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for business sales advising several NSW accounting practices and their clients on strategic management of taxation issues. This experience formed a very strong view that business owners (and often their advisers) were unprepared and unaware of the steps required to prepare a business for exit.

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Scott Pape is not your typical financial speaker. He has a fresh take on an all too often boring topic - encouraging people to use their time, creativity and cash to create a unique life - and tread your own path. Areas of speciality include Economy & Finance Speakers. Scott has been heralded as the Jamie Oliver of finance and is a successful stockbroker, media commentator and author.
  • SBS TVSeven Network
  • Seven News (TV Program)
  • The Barefoot Investor (TV Program)