Collins Consulting Group was honoured to have Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, as guest speaker at our Insight Lunch. Joe was joined by six of Australia’s top MD’s and CEO’s from global and domestic Investment Banks and Fund Managers.

Questions and talking points included the regulation of executive pay, the superannuation industry under review and the GFC – is the crisis really over and what are the risks now.

The lunch provided an open forum to share ideas and challenges, and gave guests an opportunity to investigate these topics with someone of Joe’s calibre and political experience.

Joe Hockey is the Federal Member for North Sydney and the Shadow Treasurer. He was elected to the Australian Parliament in 1996 and following his re-election in 1998 was made Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, one of the youngest ministers in the history of the commonwealth. After the 2001 election, Joe was appointed Minister for Small Business and Tourism and in October 2004, Joe was appointed Minister for Human Services. In January 2007, Joe became Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service. Following the 2007 Federal Election, Joe was appointed Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives. In 2008, Joe was appointed Shadow Minister for Finance. In February 2009, he was appointed by Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull as Shadow Treasurer.

Guest comments:

“My thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable discussion over lunch. Well chosen guest of honour and a timely information conversation.” — MD Fixed Income, Global Investment Bank

“Many thanks for the invitation to attend the lunch with Joe Hockey. It really enforced how tough it must be in opposition, with no resources and the opinion polls in the wrong place. I would welcome him as a future Treasurer given his views on free markets.” — MD & Head Investment Banking, Global Investment Bank

For further information on our upcoming Insight Lunch events, please contact:

Sharon Mackie

Partner – TALENT SEARCH HAUS

Direct:  +61 29235 9806
Email:  sharon@talentsearchhaus.com