Saul Eslake to present 2012 Bishop Manning Lecture


2012 Bishop Manning Lecture News Story
Golden Jubilee of Ordination to Priesthood of Most Rev Kevin Manning DD, St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta, 4 February 2012.
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu
Leading economist Saul Eslake will present on the theme of productivity at the annual Bishop Manning Lecture to be held in Sydney on 24 May 2012.

Hosted by the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER), the event is held in recognition of the Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta’s commitment and contribution to the development of Catholic workplaces as places of justice and human dignity.

The event is sponsored by The University of Notre Dame, and follows the success of the inaugural event in 2010, which was presented by former Prime Minister, The Hon RJL (Bob) Hawke AC.

Saul Eslake has more than 25 years’ experience as a financial markets economist and adviser for organisations including McIntosh Securities, National Mutual, ANZ and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Previously Director of the Productivity Growth program at the Grattan Institute, Mr Eslake was last year appointed to the position of Chief Economist at Bank of America – Merrill Lynch Australia.

CCER Executive Director Anthony Farley said the Bishop Manning Lecture is an excellent opportunity to provide CCER clients and the public with access to eminent speakers presenting on a range of topics relevant to their workplaces and contemporary society.

“We are thrilled to welcome Saul Eslake to speak on productivity, particularly at a time when there is such widespread focus on it in terms of Australia's future prosperity,” Mr Farley said.

CCER is the advisory body representing Catholic employers across NSW and the ACT, providing expert advice, support and training on employment relations and people management matters.

The Bishop Manning Lectures are aimed at focusing on the practical application of the principles of the common good, community, subsidiarity, human dignity and justice in the workplace, both inside and outside the Catholic community.

The venue for the 2012 Lecture is the Kirribilly Club in Lavender Bay.

The lecture starts at 5.30pm and is free to attend, but strictly limited in numbers.

People wishing to attend can send expressions of interest to:


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