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Building a resilient and self-sufficient economy
Attending the annual CEO lunch is more important than ever for local businesses of all sizes.
‘2020 has been a challenging year for Australia, with bushfires, the ongoing drought and now COVID-19. We are only just beginning to face its economic consequences and rather than just repairing the economy, we need to think about how to rebuild it to be even more resilient and self-sufficient.’ Gladys Berejklin
With this in mind, we are following the premier’s lead and bringing together key industry leaders such as; Property Council Australia, Infrastructure NSW, National Australia Bank and the Hills Shire Council for an insightful panel discussion.
Join us for this must attend, virtual lunch to hear first hand on where we are as a region, and what opportunities there are for local businesses now and in the future.
Panel Facilitated by Nick Kallipolitis, Principal B&C Lawyer, Coleman Greig Lawyers
Tom Gellibrand is the Head of Projects NSW. In this role, Tom is responsible for the delivery of High Profile High Risk State Government infrastructure Projects. During a career spanning 25 years, Tom has held senior executive positions in the areas of strategic urban, transport and infrastructure planning. He has also led infrastructure delivery at both the state and local government level. This work has involved the coordination of the private and public sectors in the planning and development of land, the provision of urban services, and the successful delivery of major utility, transport and social infrastructure.
Tapas Strickland is Director, Economics at NAB and provides commentary and insights for our clients on the economy and financial markets including regularly kicking off the working day with key overnight updates on NAB’s Morning Call podcast. Having recently spent the past couple of years in our London office, he continues to work with NAB’s diverse range of clients, from SMEs to institutions, both in Australia and abroad. Prior to NAB, Tapas spent six years at the Reserve Bank of Australia and also worked as an economic adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, advising the Gillard, Rudd and Abbott governments.
Ross Grove is the Property Council’s Western Sydney Regional Director. Representing an industry accounting for more than 15% of all local jobs in The Hills district, Grove advocates for the reform of the state’s broken planning system to reduce unnecessary delays, lower costs and ensure a steady pipeline of activity to assist in the recovery of Western Sydney’s regional economy.
Prior to joining the Property Council, Ross accumulated an extensive portfolio of experience advocating for Western Sydney’s future, most recently serving as a Senior Policy Advisor with the City of Parramatta Council and as a Councillor with Cumberland Council. In previous roles, Ross provided a range of government relations advice and support to companies in the property, pharmaceutical and med tech industries in Western Sydney.
Hills Shire Council Mayor – Dr Michelle Byrne will join in for panel discussion.