Professor Kenneth Rogoff
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University and former chief economist, International Monetary Fund

Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor at Harvard University, and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.   His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly has been widely cited by academics, policymakers and journalists, while its massive data set has been extensively used by researchers worldwide.  His recent book  The Curse of Cash:  How Large-Denomination Notes Aid Crime and Tax Evasion and Constrain Monetary Policy  (paperback, July 2017.) has also been influential. Rogoff’s monthly syndicated column on global economic issues appears in over 50 countries.

Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. He is also an international grandmaster of chess.


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Richard Goyder AO
Managing Director &
CEO of Wesfarmers Limited



Cyan Ta'eed
Founder of Hey Tiger & Executive Director and Co-Founder of Envato

Cyan Ta'eed is the Founder of Hey Tiger and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Envato. Cyan began her career as a graphic designer and in 2006 founded Envato out of her parent's garage. Envato is a creative eco-system, encompassing the largest digital marketplace in the world. Its 7 million members buy and sell digital stock and services, and Envato has delivered over $500 million dollars of earnings to their community of creatives so far. Cyan was 2015 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year, Australian Financial Review’s 2016 100 Women of Influence Enterprise Winner, and Envato was awarded Job Advisor's Coolest Company for Diversity in 2016. 

Cyan has recently founded Hey Tiger, a social enterprise chocolate company that creates delicious and stylish chocolate that benefits cocoa farming communities in West Africa. She is also the founder of New Day Box, an initiative that mobilises the community to make boxes of skincare and cosmetics for women in domestic violence crisis accommodation. Last year New Day Box distributed over 2,000 boxes to women around Victoria. 

Philip Lowe
Governor of the
Reserve Bank of Australia

Dr Lowe holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Comm (Honours) in Economics/Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He has authored numerous papers, including on the linkages between monetary policy and financial stability. He commenced as Governor on 18 September 2016.

He is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years at the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues.

Dr Lowe is Chair of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a director of The Anika Foundation.

Dr Lowe is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.

Michael Stutchbury
The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review

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