Join the Hon. Stuart Ayres, NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney for this member-only interactive roundtable as he shares his views on the learnings of the past 18 months, the Covid-19 response, what can be expected as business and the economy rebounds.
The ongoing impact of Covid-19 is significantly impacting Sydney’s economy and that of wider NSW.
At this complimentary member-only virtual interactive roundtable the Minister will examine the NSW’s government’s learnings of the past 18 months, the Covid-19 response, what can be expected as business and the economy rebounds including the emerging opportunities between Australia and Israel.
The Hon Stuart Ayres MP Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney
Stuart Ayres was elected to the NSW Parliament in 2010, representing the seat of Penrith.
Since his election, Stuart has held various portfolios including Minister for Fair Trading, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Sport and Minister for WestConnex.
In April 2019 Stuart was appointed as Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism alongside his existing role as Minister for Western Sydney.
Stuart is committed to achieving the NSW Government’s target of creating 250,000 jobs over the next four years. As Minister for Tourism, he is responsible for delivery of the Visitor Economy Strategy 2030. The strategy sets a bold vision for NSW to be the premier visitor economy of the Asia-Pacific.
As Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart is responsible for delivering the strategy to make the Hawkesbury-Nepean a more flood resilient community. Driving the NSW Government’s engagement in the Western Sydney City Deal, and the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, which will shape the development of Australia’s first 21st Century city based around the new airport.
He is also responsible for the delivery of the Government’s 24 Hour Economy Strategy.
Catherine Douglas, Managing Director, C|T Group
Catherine is Managing Director of C|T Group’s Australian research and campaigns business, RSR, where she was formerly a researcher and consultant.
Prior to joining C|T Group, Catherine was based in New York where she was Senior Vice President at Teneo Strategy. She also worked with Ketchum in the firm’s corporate practice.
Earlier in her career, Catherine worked in corporate affairs for FOXTEL, and for Andersen as a business consultant.
Catherine has a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide.