Keynote Speakers


Caralee McLiesh

Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury

Keynote Speaker 1
Wednesday 29th June - 9-10am
'Economic policy for the challenges ahead'

Dr Caralee McLiesh joined the Treasury as Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury in September 2019.


Alan Bollard

Professor of Pacific Region Business, Victoria University of Wellington

Keynote Speaker 3
Thursday 30th June - 4-5.30pm

'The Economics of Sanctions and the Weaponisation of Money'

Alan Bollard (CNZM; PhD Auck; FRSNZ) is a Professor of Pacific Region Business at Victoria University of Wellington, and inaugural Chair for Pacific Region Business.


Suzanne Snively

Economic Strategist, Director and Advisor

Keynote Speaker 4 
Friday 1st July - 9-10.30am

Suzanne is currently a Director/Consultant on the Transition Board of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. She is a member of the Steering Group for the Deposit Takers Act having chaired the two Independent Expert Advisory Panels reviewing the Reserve Bank Act since 2017.


Lee Ohanian

Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Keynote Speaker 2
Thursday 30th June - 9-10.30am

Lee E. Ohanian is Professor of Economics, and Director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research at UCLA, where he has taught since 1999. He is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and previously has advised other Federal Reserve Banks, Foreign Central Banks, and the National Science Foundation.