Friday, 28 Jul 2017
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
It’s that time of year again when we have the pleasure of hearing from experts to provide us with a regional economic outlook.
Hear from the following speakers:
Bill Cummings is a highly experienced regional business economist. He was born and educated in Cairns and took an Economics Degree from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, in 1961, with majors in economics, accounting and maths/statistics/statistical mathematics. This was followed by seven years of experience in economic research in Canberra as a research officer with the Department of Trade and as the research officer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce. He returned north in 1968 and spent five years as Manager of the Ingham District Research & Promotion Bureau followed by eight years as Manager of the Far North Queensland Development Bureau and its Sub Board for Tourism & Travel now Tourism Tropical North Queensland. He set up his own economic and market research business in 1981. Apart from carrying out wide ranging economic and market research covering almost all aspects of the economy (especially in Australia’s tropical north east), he has served on numerous boards and committees over the years, including as Deputy Chairman of the North Australia Development Council and on the Council of James Cook University of North Queensland.
Rick Carr has been the Research Director at property advisors Herron Todd White in Cairns since 1998. He holds an honours degree in mathematical statistics and a second degree in economics, and has a career history revolving mainly around economic research and consulting. In addition to on-going property market analysis, he currently operates as a project consultant in the general fields of property and economic research. Rick Carr is also well-known as the author of the CairnsWatch monthly economic and market indicator publication, and as an expert commentator on the Cairns property markets.
David joined the Bendigo Bank group 15 years ago as head of Financial Markets, and today runs the Financial Markets and Business Finance department within the retail bank. As well as managing this department, David provides regular video updates on Financial Markets and the economic outlook for the bank’s customers via the bank’s YouTube and LinkedIn platforms. His banking career commenced in 1989 as a foreign exchange dealer, and since then has worked in senior roles in Treasury and Financial Markets for Colonial State Bank, First Chicago and Commonwealth Bank.
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