Up Close and BIG with Ivan Colhoun

The Up Close and BIG series, hosted by BIG, part of the Burnie Works collective impact initiative, is returning this month, with guest speaker Ivan Colhoun, Chief Economist, Markets for National Australia Bank.

The Up Close and BIG series includes a business luncheon with guest speaker, as well as an interactive session with students. Previous guest speakers have included Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AM, Brendon Gale and Dr David Warren.

Ivan was the special guest speaker at the inaugural Up Close and BIG luncheon last year.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The Up Close and BIG series proved to be very popular with students and business people alike last year, so it is great to hear that Ivan Colhoun is returning to the Coast once again.”

“It is a unique opportunity for students to be able to engage in interactive discussions with leaders and successful business people, and to learn more about their career path journey.”

Ivan Colhoun has a long and varied career in Economics. He received a bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Tasmania and commenced his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

He spent 15 years at Deutsche Bank finishing as Chief Economist for Australia and Head of Global Markets Research for Australia and New Zealand before following his passion for aviation by joining Qantas as Chief Economist. More recently Ivan was Chief Economist for Australia with ANZ Bank and he has also consulted to SEEK, Virgin Australia and IATA.

The May luncheon will be held at Cloud 9, Marist Regional College on Wednesday 24 May 2017 from 12.45 to 2pm. Tickets to the luncheon are $16.50 and tickets are only available until 11am Wednesday 17 May. To book visit http://bit.ly/2ps0V0p


For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net