Australian Capital Territory


ESA (ACT): Lunch with RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle


From: Tuesday August 27, 2019, 12:00 pm

To: Tuesday August 27, 2019, 1:30 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to a lunch & presentation from Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle and hosted by EY Chief Economist Joanne Masters.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 27 August, 2019
Time: 12noon to 1:30pm 
Location: Commonwealth Club, 25 Forster Crescent Yarralumla, Canberra
Cost: $60 Members (table of 10: $600) | $80 Non-members  (table of 10: $700)

Lunch and refreshments served.

Speaker and host bio's:

   Guy Debelle commenced as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on 18 September 2016. He is Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Chair of the Reserve Bank's Risk Management Committee. He is a former chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee and also chaired the BIS Foreign Exchange Working Group responsible for the development of the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market. Dr Debelle also worked at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Australian Treasury and as a visiting professor in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated from the University of Adelaide with an honours degree in economics and gained his PhD in economics at MIT under Stanley Fischer and Rudi Dornbusch.



Joanne Masters is the Chief economist for EY’s Oceania region and has been an active part of the economic debate in Australia for the last 15 years. Passionate about driving discussions around the traditional and disruptive forces that shape the economy. Jo is a well-regarded thought leader across economic and policy issues in Australia and the global economy more broadly. Prior to joining EY, Jo was a Senior Economist in the Australian Economics Research team at ANZ, where she spearheaded research on inflation, the retail sector, and housing. Prior to that, Jo spent over a decade at Macquarie Bank. Jo has been extensively involved in the banking sector with a primary focus on economic research and trends, currency strategy, sales, and analysing key economic markers ranging from the labour market, to inflation, to consumption. Jo’s breadth of experience has driven her interest in bringing the macro narrative to business conversations across Australia. Jo believes that when you are thinking about what can go right, or wrong, in your business, it most likely starts at the macroeconomic level. As a leading female in economics, Jo works to champion women’s equality in the workforce and be a driving voice for better gender outcomes. Jo has a keen interest in female financial literacy and promoting economics to young women. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Finance Women’s Index, which aims to measure the economic progress of Australia’s women. She is also involved with SheStarts, an accelerator program for female entrepreneurs in the tech space. Additionally, she is committed to giving back to the community and has been involved with Gold Week at the Sydney Children’s Hospital the FoodBank, and The Smith Family. Jo has a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Economics, and was awarded the Senior Prize in Economics.                              

 Thank you to our generous sponsor EY



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The Commonwealth Club

25 Forster Cresent, Yarralumla ACT 2600

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