Economic success: connecting people with progress

Economic success: connecting people with progress

Nov 27
CEDA’s report, Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development presents new ideas, identifies priorities for future economic and social progress and asks new questions about growth and our connectedness to it.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Louise Dudley, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Urban Utilities
Patricia O'Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Townsville Enterprise
Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

Event overview

Having presented the results of significant national polling of community attitudes in July CEDA now asks how to better connect people with progress.  Doing so increases the likely success of future reforms, and influences politics and policy.

Where has Australia fallen short to date and what are the key challenges we will face in the future? Throughout history, Australians have continually risen to the challenge of lifting our national prosperity.

In the face of rapid change and changing expectations CEDA research has identified five priority areas essential to Australia’s future prosperity: population, technology, workforce, critical services and institutions.

Join experts from across sectors to hear how that will be done, why it must be done and what it will mean for our businesses, institutions, governments and communities.

Event presentations

Jarrod Ball, CEDA PDF | MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

Twitter: @jarrodmball 

Louise Dudley
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Urban Utilities

Louise played a key role in the creation of Queensland Urban Utilities, transitioning five water businesses into a single entity.  She has held senior roles in the public and private sector, is Chair of the Liveable Communities Committee and a member of CEDA’s State Advisory Council.

Patricia O'Callaghan
Chief Executive Officer, Townsville Enterprise

Patricia leads work advocating for the development of North Queensland.  She is a director of Queensland Country Credit Union and in 2018 she was awarded the Australian Financial Review Young BOSS Executive of the Year. 

Professor Anne Tiernan
Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

Professor Anne Tiernan has contributed to CEDA’s forthcoming report by analysing the role of anchor institutions in economic and social development.  Anne has consulted to and worked with Ministers and senior officials at all levels of government and long been at the fore of research and education in public policy, administration and governance. 

Meet the moderator

Dr Pradeep Philip
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Philip has worked at the highest levels of public policy across three jurisdictions in Australia.  He has served as Director of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office, Associate Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria.  Pradeep is a member of CEDA’s State Advisory Council.

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