Economists | Finance Experts | Futurists

Following are some of Australia’s most sought after Economists, Futurists and Finance Experts


PROF. NEVILLE NORMAN – Powerful and provocative speaker committed to increasing understanding of how the economy actually works. Makes facts and figures come clear and alive. Living proof that economics is NOT “dismal”. Experienced academic teacher and researcher, business consultant and analyst, media and video performer and public speaker in over 4000 addresses to business and community groups in over a dozen countries. [More…] TIM LONGHURST – is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation and corporate strategy. Tim has delighted clients across industries with his commitment to entertaining and inspiring audiences through highly customised presentations that achieve client goals. Tim uses the latest data, powerful case studies and entertaining anecdotes from the field to bring the future to life for his audiences and inspire change within business. His enthusiasm and warmth see him gain high praise and repeat bookings from event organisers. [More…] OLIVER FREEMAN – is a director of the Neville Freeman Agency which he co-founded with Richard Neville in 2001. He is also the cofounder of GBN Australia which he founded with Professor Richard Bawden and Dr Richard Hames in 1992.He is acknowledged as having done more for the uptake of scenario planning in Australia than any other practitioner by guiding over 400 people and organisations through GBN Australia’s scenario planning simulation training programs.[More…] SAUL ESLAKE – is one of Australia’s most respected economists and commentators, able to dissect market and economic trends in a way mere mortals can understand. Saul Eslake is one of Australia’s most respected and renowned economic commentators. Having worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years. His roles have included Chief Economist at McIntosh Securities, Chief Economist (International) at National Mutual Funds Management, and as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). Saul is currently Chief Economist of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia. [More…]


PETER SWITZER – is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, launching his own business 20 years ago. The Switzer Group has since grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching.Peter is an award-winning broadcaster, twice runner up for the Best Current Affairs Commentator award for radio, behind broadcaster Alan Jones. A former lecturer in economics at the University of NSW [More…] PROF. GEOFFREY BLAINEY – has a long and distinguished career in academic circles. For twenty years he was a professor of economic history and then Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. Professor Blainey is a witty speaker with a warm, approachable manner which delights his audiences. His presentations draw on economic events and their effects on the future. [More…] MICHAEL PASCOE – is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with 35 years in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism. Perhaps best known for his 18 years as the Nine Network’s Finance Editor, Michael now is Associate Editor of Alan Kohler’s, Contributing Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age on-line business sections, contributes to Channel 7′s Sunrise and news programs, is a weekly finance columnist for Yahoo7 and is in demand an acclaimed conference speaker, MC and facilitator, bringing rare humour and plain language to the dismal science.[More…] MIKE WALSH –  helps prepare global business leaders for what’s next. He is a leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer behaviour and fast growth markets. In his current role as CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow, he helps some of the world’s leading brands and companies shape the future of their industries. Mike is a dynamic and high energy presenter, blending a multimedia feast of video, high impact visuals and mind blowing case studies of innovation from his personal experiences in cutting edge global markets.[More…]

Robert Vincin

Phil Ruthven

Bernie Fraser

Ross Greenwood

Dr Peter Ellyard

Paul Clitheroe

Peter Costello AC

David Koch

Max Walsh

Jeff Oughton

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Terry McCrann

Noel Whittaker

Prof. Michael Porter

Jeff Watson

Don Stammer

James Dunn

Suzanne Tindal

Scott Pape

Ed Shann

David Ellyard

Tim Harcourt

Bernard Salt

Dr Deane Hutton

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Stephen Koukoulas

Chris Skinner

Brett King

Scott Bales

Mark McCrindle

Mark van Rijmenam