Leadership Panel – Creative Destruction in Australian Banking

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Date(s) - 11/07/18
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Monash University
Level 7, 271 Collins Street

Decades of growth and good returns have made our top four banks cornerstones of our financial services sector, the largest contributor to the Australian economy. Meanwhile, digital disruption is threatening the business models on which this wealth is built. What changes are in store for Australia’s banks and how should they respond? 

Hear from competition expert Graeme Samuel AC, businessman Don Argus AC, and Matt Davison, senior research analyst with Martin Currie Australia. Monash Business School is conducting this Leaders Panel on the topic ‘Creative Destruction in Australian Banking’.

Monash Business School’s Leaders Panels are creating communities of knowledge. They offer the opportunity to join discussions about issues of National importance, which merit public discussion and debate.  We invite people at all stages of their professional journey, from students and educators, to alumni and industry partners, to join us.

Leaders Panel: Creative Destruction in Australian Banking

Hear from powerful thinkers and prominent members of the Monash Business Advisory Board, as they shape a debate and open discussion with an audience Q&A.

Chair: Professor Christine Brown

Christine Brown is a professor and head of the Department of Banking and Finance. Christine’s main research interests are in corporate finance, derivative pricing, infrastructure financing including PPPs and financial institutions management. Christine completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and prior to joining Monash University in 2010, held several positions at the University of Melbourne. She has also had visiting research positions at the University of Strathclyde, Queens University in Belfast and Manchester University.

Panellist: Professor Graeme Samuel AC, LLM Monash, FAICD

Graeme Samuel is a Professorial Fellow at Monash Business School and Chair of its Business Advisory Board. He was a member of the APRA Panel to conduct a Prudential Inquiry into the culture, governance and accountability of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has held a number of roles in public life including former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Associate Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and President of the National Competition Council. In 2010 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to public administration through contributions in economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations.

Panellist: Don Argus AC

Don Argus AC is an Australian businessman, Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia Advisory Board and Member of the Bank of America Global Advisory Council. He is the former Chairman of BHP Billiton (1999-2010) and Brambles (1999-2008), former Director of the Australian Foundation Investment Company (1999-2013) and former CEO of National Australia Bank (1991-1999). He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School. He is a member of Monash Business School’s Business Advisory Board.

Panellist: Matthew Davison, Senior Research Analyst Martin Currie Australia

Matthew joined Martin Currie Australia in June 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew worked at Merrill Lynch for nine years, and was their lead banking analyst since 2007. Prior to this, Matthew was with Citigroup Smith Barney for two years as an equity research analyst in the financials team and at National Australia Bank for three and half years in its M&A division, where he was involved in a number of large transactions. Matthew has a bachelor of commerce (honours) from the University of Melbourne, and holds a graduate diploma in applied finance and investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.


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