Matthew Butlin talks business and leadership

24 April 2012 By Stefan Grun

Dr. Matthew Butlin is an experienced and well-regarded economist who has worked in both the private and public sectors.

Matthew has held senior positions within the departments of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet and has worked in the private sector through roles such as Research Director of the Business Council of Australia and senior executive roles in CRA (now Rio Tinto) and Newcrest Mining.

Matthew’s current role is Chair of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission, a position he has held since 2008.

Matthew has a bachelor of economics from the Australian National University and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At the Williamson seminar on April 13th- titled ‘Australia’s Economic Prosperity’ -Matthew talked about how business leaders can help keep Australia prosperous.

Here Matthew spoke to Leadership Victoria about the challenges facing Australian businesses going into the future, and why it is vital the business sector has strong leaders.

Matthew is a proud member of the LV Council.