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Heather Ridout, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Industry Group, 3 August 2011


Heather Ridout addressed a Private Boardroom event for 20 senior business executives were she discussed "Putting all our eggs in the one basket - the future shape of the Australian economy". This CEO boardroom lunch was proudly hosted by NSW Department of Industry and Investment.

Resources has been the major driver of the Australian economy over the past few years. Are we becoming too dependent on our natural resources and are we doing enough to ensure we retain a balanced and diversified economy beyond this mega-cycle resources boom? Heather Ridout will discuss the implications for business and Australia overall.

Heather Ridout is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group). She has a deep interest in public policy and is a member of a number of key national policy setting and consultative groups including the National Workplace Relations Consultative Committee; Infrastructure Australia; Skills Australia and the Population Strategy Task Force. She was also a member of the Henry Review of the Australian taxation system.

Ai Group is a leading industry association in Australia. AiGroup member businesses employ around 750,000 staff in an expanding range of industry sectors including: manufacturing, engineering, construction, defence, ICT, call centres, labour hire, transport, logistics, utilities, infrastructure, environmental products and services and business services.

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