Ms Maria Atkinson delivered the Fiona Wain Oration in May 2017 at the Art Gallery of NSW.
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.
Amanda McKenzie is an environmental leader and CEO of the Climate Council. She is Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress and on the Board of Plan International Australia. In 2014, Amanda was recognised as one of AFR / Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. Following is his prepared text for the oration delivered on 26 May 2015.
Opening remarks by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.
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Greg Bourne was chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency when he gave the oration. He is former chief executive of WWF-Australia and former regional president Australasia of BP.
Following is his prepared text for the oration delivered on 27 May 2014.