Sir Leslie Melville Public Lecture

Presented by ANU College of Business & Economics

The Research School of Economics Sir Leslie Melville Public Lecture presented by John Fraser, Secretary, Deptartment of the Treasury.

The public lecture will be held at the Great Hall, University House at the Australian National University starting at 5:30pm.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Topic: Australia’s business investment challenge
Abstract: Secretary to the Treasury John Fraser will speak about the trends and influences driving business investment in Australia, and the challenges these present to the economy, following a major project undertaken in collaboration with State and Territory Treasuries.

Bio: John Fraser was appointed Secretary to the Treasury in 2015. Ex officio he is a member of the Board of the RBA; a member of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators; and Chair of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub.

John was Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management from late 2001 to 2013. Prior to joining UBS and its predecessor organisations in 1993, John served for over twenty years with the Australian Treasury, including appointment as Deputy Secretary (Economic) from 1990 to 1993 and postings at the International Monetary Fund (1978-1980) and as Minister (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC (1985-1988). John was a member of the Australian Government’s 1996 Audit Commission and a Board member of the Australian Stock Exchange (1997-2003).

John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, in 1972 with a first-class honours degree in economics and, in 2013, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University. John was awarded a Centenary medal by the Commonwealth Government in 2001 for service to Australian society through business and economics.