The 2017 Fiona Wain Oration will be delivered on Monday 29 May 2017 at 2pm in the Domain Theatre of the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney:
Ken has been Chairman since December 2015 and a Non-Executive Director since November 2011. Kenneth’s skills and experience include over 30 years of experience in economics, policy and regulation, governance and leadership. He served as the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2011. From June 2011 until November 2012, he was special advisor to the Prime Minister with responsibility for leading the development of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. He is a former member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Board of Taxation, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Council of Infrastructure Australia and was Chair of both the Howard Government’s Taxation Taskforce (‘A New Tax System’, 1997-1998) and the Review into Australia’s Future Tax System (the ‘Henry Tax Review’) commissioned by the Rudd Government (2008-09). He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007 and received the Centenary Medal in 2001. Ken is Co-Chair of NAB’s Indigenous Advisory Group.