The Australian Leadership Retreat 2016 took place on Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May 2016 on the One&Only Hayman Island.
The Australian Leadership Retreat is the country’s premier gathering of leaders from business, government and civil society, for the fearless exchange of ideas concerning Australia and the world. An invitation-only event, with strong international participation, the Retreat provides exceptional networking opportunities. It sets, rather than follows, the agenda and participants inform and influence business and national policies, through open, robust, and confidential debate, with a deliberate focus on the long term.
The theme of this year's discussion is 'Global Shifts: Navigating the New Dynamics'. Building on last year's discussion, its focus is on how we find new opportunities and lead through this new era of rapid social and technological change, and shifting geopolitical landscape.
The program is designed to present participants, drawn from the highest levels of business and other sectors, with broader insights to inform their strategies, through a series of exclusive and confidential briefings and discussions led by a distinguished group of Australian and international speakers.
The Retreat provides in-depth insights and offers exceptional opportunities for peer-to-peer discussions and networking.
- Dr Zhu Min
Deputy Managing Director International Monetary Fund
Published extensively on a wide range of macroeconomic management, financial regulation and supervision, and financial market issues. He is a guest lecturer at several university graduate schools, and a frequent speaker at major global economic forums.
- Martin Wolf CBE
Associate Editor and Economics Commentator The Financial Times, UK
Awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He is a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and a Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. A Forum Fellow at the annual World Economic Forum, in Davos, since 1999.
- Daniel Susskind
Co-Author The Future of the Professions
Lecturer in Economics at Balliol College, University of Oxford UK. Previously worked for the British Government in the Prime Minister’s Policy Strategy Unit, and as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.
- Niall Ferguson
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University
He is a resident faculty member of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
- Professor the Baroness Alison Wolf CBE
Professor of Public Sector Management Kings College London, UK
Directs the International Centre for University Policy Research. Specialist adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee; and was the founding chair of governors for King’s College London Mathematics School.
- Joe Schoendorf
Partner Accel Partners, USA
Member of the Foundation Board, Executive Committee, and US Boards at the World Economic Forum. With forty-five years of experience in high-technology including Hewlett-Packard, Ungermann-Bass, General Electric, and Apple Computers, has now been with Accel Partners for over 20 years.
- Anatole Kaletsky
Economist and Journalist Reuters
Writes for The Economist and The Financial Times, and joined Reuters and The International Herald Tribune in 2012. International economics consultant through his company GaveKal.
- Audette Exel AO
Founder Adara Group
Elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian corporate advisory businesses. Served as Managing Director of a Bermuda based bank, and chair of the Bermuda stock exchange. Is now Vice Chairman of the Board of Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Trustee (Bermuda) Limited and is a Director of Suncorp Group Limited.
- Rebecca Fabrizi
Associate Director Australian Centre on China in the World
Specialises in Chinese foreign policy and foreign relations. She has a background as a diplomat for the UK and the European Union. She focuses on China’s foreign policy making apparatus, and on China's relations with other major powers, with its neighbourhood, and on regional and global governance structures.
- HE Navdeep Suri
High Commissioner of India to Australia
Served in India’s diplomatic missions in Cairo, Damascus, Washington, Dar es Salaam and London and as India’s Consul General in Johannesburg and was India’s Ambassador to Egypt prior to his present assignment. Also headed the West Africa and Public Diplomacy divisions at the Ministry of External Affairs.