Speakers

Prof. Ross Garnaut

Chairman, ZEN Energy Technologies Pty Ltd.

Prof. Ross Garnaut

Chairman, ZEN Energy Technologies Pty Ltd.

Professor Ross Garnaut AO is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne (since 2008). Earlier at the Australian National University he was Distinguished Professor of Economics, and before that longstanding Head of the Division of Economics in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
Professor Garnaut is the author of numerous books, monographs and articles in scholarly journals on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific. He is the author of a number of influential reports to Government, including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy, The Garnaut Climate Change Review and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change (2011).

Professor Garnaut was the senior economic policy official in Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance in the years straddling Independence in 1975, principal economic adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke 1983-1985, and Australian Ambassador to China 1985-1988.

Professor Garnaut has chaired the boards of major Australian and international companies since 1988, including Lihir Gold Ltd, Bank of Western Australia Ltd, Primary Industry Bank of Australia Ltd ; Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Limited Pty Ltd and its subsidiary Ok Tedi Mining Ltd; Lonely Planet Pty Ltd; and Aluminium Smelters of Victoria Ltd. Professor Garnaut was Chairman of the Australian Centre for International Economic Research and Trustee and Chairman of the International Food Policy Research Institute.

In 2015 Professor Garnaut became Chairman of ZEN Energy Technologies Pty Ltd. ZEN Energy is a company seeking to integrate optimal combinations of renewable energy and storage to minimise cost of supplying zero carbon electricity to Australian users.

Day:  Wednesday 14th June 2017
Time:  11.30am-12.45pm
Presentation Topic: TBC