Keeping Jobs


Keeping Jobs


What is the future for jobs in Australia given the global financial crisis?

Meet The Guests

Margy Osmond

Margy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Retailers Association which represents Australia’s biggest retailers, including Bunnings, David Jones and Woolworths. The group has recently released a survey looking at how Australians will spend their money in the lead up to Christmas. 

Heather Ridout

Heather is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Industry Group which represents businesses in the manufacturing, construction, automotive and labour hire industries amongst others. She is also a member of the Infrastructure Australia Advisory Council.

Kenneth S Courtis

Ken is an economist and founding Chairman of investment firm Courtis Global Capital, and Director of Sun Investment Management. He was formerly Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia. He is one of the world's leading investment bankers and analysts of Asian economies. He has led a number of large, international corporate transactions, and pioneered in several investment banking areas across the Asia Pacific. Kenneth has kindly agreed to participate int he online forum after the show, all the way from Hong Kong.

Nick Whiteley

Nick is 26 years old and has just returned from a working holiday in London. Nick comes from a family of bankers and has a degree in economics. But in the current financial climate, will Nick follow in his family’s footsteps or take a different path? You can chat to Nick online after the show.

Nic Cola

Nic Cola is Chief Operating Officer of Fairfax Digital, which runs the online jobs websites and  Nic has been heavily involved in online classifieds for a number of years.

Bob Olivier

Bob Olivier is the director of the Olivier Group, a Sydney based recruiting company. For the last 8 years they have produced the Olivier Job Index which monitors the number of jobs advertised online in each sector and state. Bob will be joining the online forum after show for an hour.