Economic Growth in Jobs – Opportunities for the G20 (Perth, Luncheon)
As Chairman of the B20, Richard Goyder is working with business leaders from Australia and around the world to formulate policies which business and government can implement to help grow economies and jobs. He will discuss progress ahead of the G20 meeting in Brisbane in November 2014. He was appointed as Chairman of the Australian B20 (the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies) in February 2013.
Richard joined Wesfarmers in 1993 and was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers Limited in May 2004 and assumed the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 13 July 2005.
In 2007, Richard transformed Wesfarmers with the successful acquisition of the Coles Group of companies. At more than $19 billion, this purchase was, and remains, the biggest transaction in Australian corporate history. Wesfarmers is now a top 10 Australian company, it has more than 500,000 shareholders and with a workforce of more than 200,000 people is the country's largest private sector employer.
Richard is an Australian Football League Commissioner, a director of the Business Council of Australia and the University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Centre for Workplace Leadership Advisory Group, a Council Member of the Australian Business and Community Network and an Advisory Council Member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Richard was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2013 for distinguished service to business through executive roles and through the promotion of corporate sponsorship of the arts and Indigenous programs and to the community.
The boardroom dinner is generously sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.
The boardroom luncheon is invitation-only for corporate members.
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