Join WA Super and LG Professionals WA for breakfast to hear from Rick Newnham, Chief Economist for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI).
Rick will detail the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia and WA, major changes arising from both Federal and State Government 2018/19 Budgets and impacts on business and consumers in WA.
Chief Economist, Chamber or Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI)
Rick Newnham is passionate about making Western Australia a world-leading place to live and do business. He joined the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI) as Chief Economist in January 2017. Prior to joining CCI Rick worked as an Economist for Shell around the world, including postings in Australia (Brisbane and Perth), the UK (Aberdeen) and the Middle East (Dubai).
Rick is recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, he is an Ambassador for Australia Day and a State Advisory Council member and a trustee of CEDA - The Committee for Economic Development Australia. In 2011, Rick was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year for establishing the Left Right Think-Tank, Australia's first non-partisan think-tank of young minds.
Rick has a keen interest in innovation and policy that will advance Western Australia's position in the global economy. Through the economic policy, start-up and trade communities Rick stays connected to the economies of the Middle East and Asia, where his experience and interests most overlap.
As an economist who isn't shy to get his hands dirty, Rick has worked offshore on oil rigs in the UK North Sea, in the field in the Middle East and on drilling sites in regional Australia.
Certified Financial Planner, WA Super
Ash, a financial planner with WA Super, will provide a quick summary on any Federal Budget changes impacting super and update you on last year's budget changes that take effect from 1 July 2018. He will also provide some important tips to get the most from your super savings for you and your family members.