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Business Briefing with David Thodey AO, Chairman, CSIRO - 20 August

The National Outlook and the importance of a vibrant Public Service
Event overview

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Optus Business is delighted to extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to attend a Business Briefing with David Thodey AO.

Australia has enjoyed nearly three decades of uninterrupted growth. Our cities are consistently ranked among the most liveable cities in the world, our landscapes and marine ecosystems are both beautiful and productive, and historically we have enjoyed strong social cohesion that has fostered consensus on our most difficult challenges. However, there is no guarantee that this good fortune will continue into the future. The world is changing rapidly, and we will need to adapt to keep up. Based on the CSIRO Report on our national outlook, David will explore some of these challenges and solutions for the prosperity of future generations of Australians. 
David is just completing a review of the Australian Public Service and while he is unable to talk the specific recommendations until the Prime Minister formally releases the report later this year - he will touch on some of the themes that have already been released. 

David Thodey AO

David Thodey is a business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications with more than 30 years of experience.
He is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); a non-executive Board director of Ramsay Health Care, a global hospital group; Tyro, Australia’s only independent EFTPOS banking institution; Vodafone Group Plc.; and Xero, a cloud-based accounting software provider for small and medium-sized businesses.
Mr Thodey is currently leading the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS). This review was commissioned by the Prime Minister to ensure that the APS is fit-for-purpose to serve Australian Governments and the Australian people into the future.
He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company and CEO of IBM Australia and New Zealand. 
In 2017, Mr Thodey was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

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8/20/2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM