Pre-budget address and Australia's economic outlook

Pre-budget address and Australia's economic outlook

Mar 25
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Westpac, Chief Economist, Bill Evans to the 2019 Trustee program.


Bill Evans, Chief Economist, Westpac

Event overview

Guest speaker Bill Evans will deliver his annual pre-budget address to CEDA Trustees and outline Australia's economic outlook for 2019. 

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 speaker

Bill Evans
Chief Economist, Westpac

Bill Evans is the Chief Economist at Westpac. He is also the bank's economic spokesman and is responsible for all of the bank's economic and capital markets research, in addition to advising the Board on economic issues.

Bill travels frequently, advising Westpac's customers on the Australian economy and financial markets. He has developed many important contacts in the US, Europe and Asia.

Bill joined Westpac in 1991 in the position of Chief Economist and Head of Research. During his time at Westpac he has also spent two years in New Zealand as Head of the Institutional Bank with responsibility for Westpac's corporate and financial markets businesses.

He has worked as a Research Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Treasurer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and prior to joining Westpac in 1991, was Director and Head of Financial Markets at Schroders Australia Limited for eight years.

Bill is a life member of the Australian Business Economists and was a delegate at the Rudd Government's 2020 summit.

William (Bill) Evans is a graduate of Sydney University (BEc. Hons I and University Medal) and the London School of Economics (M.Sc.).

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