The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies offers a Corporate Membership Program, which is open to private companies, public sector agencies, and other organisations. By becoming a Corporate Member of the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies you are helping to promote high quality economic debate in South Australia; helping in raising awareness and understanding of economic issues; and ensuring a higher standard of economic analysis and policy formulation in South Australia.
The main benefits for Corporate Members are:
- receipt of the Centre’s bi-annual Briefing Reports, which provide a detailed assessment of the situation and outlook for the Australian and South Australian economies, together with additional analysis and commentary on topical economic issues;
- participation for two representatives in the Briefing Luncheon which accompanies the release of each Briefing Report and gives the opportunity to listen to and question a guest speaker and Centre staff on a particular topical economic issue;
- the opportunity to network with key public and private sector decision makers;
- the opportunity to invite and host clients, business associates and colleagues at a high profile and relevant function;
- receipt of the Centre’s periodic Issues Papers, which provide commentary on topical economic issues;
- an invitation to other occasional seminars and functions organised by the Centre, either as part of your membership or at reduced rates because you are a member; and
- priority access to research and consulting services of the Centre throughout the year.
There are a number of opportunities to realise additional benefits from your association with the SA Centre for Economic Studies. These include:
- the opportunity to sponsor one of the Briefing Luncheons - thus providing a forum to market your organisation and its activities to other Corporate Members;
- the opportunity for the Centre to provide a tailored economic assessment to your company/organisation - building on the material presented in the Briefing Report, but looking in more detail at topics relevant to your industry/organisation and to specific decision making and strategic planning issues. These tailored economic assessments can be either verbal (e.g., a presentation to senior management) or via a written report.
More information on these opportunities, and the cost of these services, can be obtained by contacting the Centre.
- Mr Ken Matthews, AO, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, National Water Commission;
- Mr Rory Robertson, Interest Rate Strategist, Macquarie Bank;
- Hon Gary Gray, AO, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Northern Australia;
- Mr Saul Eslake, Chief Economist, ANZ;
- Mr Lindsay Tanner, MP, Shadow Minister for Finance;
- Professor Peter Cullen, AO, FTSE;
- Mr Graeme Samuel, AO, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission;
- Mr John Bastian, Deputy Chair, Economic Development Board;
- Mr Rod Hook, Executive Director, Office for Infrastructure Development;
- Mr Gary Banks, Chairman, Productivity Commission;
- Mr Kevin Foley, MHA, Deputy Premier, Treasurer;
- Hon Clare Martin, MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory;
- Mr Glenn Stevens, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia;
- Hon Amanda Vanstone, MP, Minister for Family and Community Services;
- Hon Mike Rann, MP, Premier of South Australia;
- Mr Bill Spurr, Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Tourism Commission;
- Hon Rob Lucas, MLC, Treasurer and Minister for Trade;
- Mr Dennis Trewin, Australian Statistician;
- Professor Allan Fels, Chairperson, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission;
- Professor Judith Brine, Executive Dean, Faculty of PALACE, Adelaide University, Councillor, Adelaide City Council;
- Mr Lew Owens, South Australian Independent Industry Regulator;
- Mr Peter Hussin, First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;
- Mr Robert L Meuser, Kistler Aerospace Corporation;
- Mr Tim McDermott, General Manager Business Development, Adelaide Airport Limited;
- Hon John Olsen, MHA, as Minister for Manufacturing, Industry, Small Business and Regional Development;
- Mr Ted Evans, Secretary to the Commonwealth Treasury;
- Hon Alexander Downer MP, as Leader of the Opposition (and now Minister for Foreign Affairs); and
- Dr Vince Fitzgerald - author of reports on Tax Reform and Savings.