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Sydney First Boardroom Lunch with John Fraser

Registration Time Wed 7 Mar 2018 12:30 PM
Start Wed 7 Mar 2018 12:30 PM
End Wed 7 Mar 2018 2:00 PM
Event Code EVE1806047
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If you are a Sydney First member and would like to attend this event, please call the Sydney Business Chamber Eventa Coordinator on 02 9350 8141 or 0409 379 402. Alternatively email

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Wed 21 Feb 2018

Sydney Business Chamber
L 23 45-53 Clarence St
John Fraser
Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Mr Fraser was appointed Secretary to the Treasury effective 15 January 2015. In this

capacity, John is a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia; a member of

the Australian Council of Financial Regulators; Chair of the Australian Bureau of

Statistics Advisory Group and Chair of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub.

Based in London, John was Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management

from late 2001 to 2013. During this time, John was also a member of the UBS Group

Executive Board and Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia as well as Chairman of various

subsidiaries and joint ventures for UBS Global Asset Management. In 2014, John

remained as Chairman of UBS Global Asset Management, Chairman of UBS Saudi

Arabia and Chairman of UBS Grocon Real Estate.

Prior to joining UBS and its predecessor organisations in 1993, John served for over

twenty years with the Australian Treasury, including appointment as Deputy Secretary

(Economic) from 1990 to 1993 and postings at the International Monetary Fund

(1978-1980) and as Minister (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC


In 1996, John was a member of the Australian Government’s Audit Commission into

public sector finances. John was also a Board member of the Australian Stock Exchange

and a member of their Audit Committee (1997-2003).

John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, in 1972 with a first-class honours

degree in economics and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University

in 2013. John was appointed an honorary Professor at Durham University, United

Kingdom, from 2016-19. John received a Centenary medal from the Commonwealth

Government in 2001 for service to Australian society through business and economics.

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