The Titans of Industry Forum is one of the flagship events run by the Bond Investment Group.
2013 Titans of Industry Forum
The goal of the Titans of Industry Forum is to bring together some of the sharpest minds in the Australian business community to discuss some of the critical issues facing the business leaders of both today, and tomorrow. Open to Bond University students, faculty members, alumni and the wider business community, the Forum will take place over the course of a luncheon followed by a panel discussion and an opportunity for Q&A.
Previous Guest Speakers
|Mr David Murray A0 – Inaugural Chairman, Australian Future Fund David Murray is a Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse. Mr. Murray was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Bank and Chairman of the Australian Federal Government’s Future Fund. Mr Murray is currently a member of the Oliver Wyman Senior Advisory Board and a Consultant to Olbia Pty Ltd and the Commonwealth Treasury. He has previously served as a member of the Finance Sector Advisory Council and the APEC Business Advisory Council and is the inaugural Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society in banking and corporate governance and in 2007 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to the finance sector. Mr Murray holds a Bachelor of Business from the NSW Institute of Technology; a Master of Business Administration, commenced at Macquarie University and completed at the International Management Institute, Geneva; an honorary Phd from Macquarie University; and is a Fellow of the University of Technology, Sydney.|
|Prof Ian Harper – Partner, Deloitte Access Economics Ian Harper is one of Australia’s best known economists. August 2008, Professor Harper left academic life to become a Director of the former Access Economics, following a 25-year career, including 16 years in various roles at the Melbourne Business School. In recognition of his service to the University of Melbourne, Ian was elected Emeritus Professor on his departure. More recently, Professor Harper joined Deloitte Access Economics as a Partner when Deloitte acquired Access Economics in March 2011. From December 2005 to July 2009, Professor Harper served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, an independent statutory body whose role was to set and adjust minimum wages in Australia. In January 2011, Professor Harper was appointed as one of three panelists to the Independent Review of State Finances by the Baillieu Government of Victoria. In 2000, Professor was elected to a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of his standing as an academic economist and more recently to a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.|
|Mr Ed Wittig – Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Ed Wittig is head of the Goldman Sachs Industrials team in Australia, where clients are covered in mining services, transport and logistics, engineering and construction, building materials, paper and packaging and business services sectors. Previously, Mr. Wittig managed the European transport and logistics sector based out of London for four years. Prior to that, Mr. Wittig spent six years in the Sydney and Melbourne offices working in the Consumer and Retail, Industrials, Healthcare, and Technology, Media and Telecom groups. Mr. Wittig joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 as an analyst and was named Managing Director in 2011. Ed earned a BCom in Finance and Economics from Bond University in 2000.|
|Robert Milliken – Australian Correspondent, The Economist (Moderator) Robert Milliken is a Sydney-based journalist and author, and the Australia correspondent for The Economist. As well as writing for the magazine’s Asia section on Australian politics, economic policy and other public issues, Mr. Milliken contributes regularly to The Economist’s online Asia blog, “Banyan” and to the group’s other publications such as “The World In”. Mr. Milliken was a participant in The Economist Group’s “Bellwether Australia” conferences in 2010 and 2011, looking at the future of Australia’s financial system, and has hosted conferences for The Economist Group on climate change policy in Australia. Mr Milliken is also an editorial writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, and has worked in Britain and the United States in addition to being a former correspondent for The Independent (UK). Mr Milliken is a graduate BA (Hons), in political science, from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and is a former Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, California. Mr. Milliken is the author of three books including No Conceivable Injury (Penguin), an account of British nuclear testing in Australia in the 1950s.|