WiBF Economics Panel 2021

04th May 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: BRANDYOU)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $50.00


With the end of Job Keeper, the upcoming 2021-22 Commonwealth Budget and the next round of RBA QE beginning in April, our panel of Australia's most prominent economists will discuss what should be economic and policy priorities for Australia in 2021 and beyond. Facilitated by Su-Lin Ong (RBC), the panel comprises Joanne Masters (EY), Felicity Emmett (ANZ) and Phil O'Donaghoe (Deutsche Bank).

Join us for our highly regarded annual Women in Banking and Finance Economics Update featuring prominent Australian and international economists who will cover global developments and outlook, the domestic economy and key issues, as well as a raft of topical themes including politics, geopolitical risk, and trade.

Pre Work

We encourage all attendees to prepare for this Economics Panel by thinking through the economic issues in Australia and beyond, and bringing focused questions to discuss with the speakers and other attendees.


The goals of this particular Economic Panel are:
- Knowledge transfer on the changing economic landscape
- Understanding the impact of financial innovation and technology
- Unpacking the key challenges for economic recovery post-pandemic


The skills & knowledge that will be covered in this particular Economic Panel include:
- How to navigate Australia's economic profile in 2021 and beyond
- Where and how to invest and the channels available


Joanne Masters joined EY as the Chief Economist Oceania in 2019. Her passion for economics stems from her commitment in providing businesses with deep insights to the economy on a macro-level and what it means for them.
She has been a part of the economic discussion in Australia for over 20 years and is a trusted advisor in economic and policy issues nationally, and on a global scale. Prior to EY, Jo was a senior economist at ANZ and spent over a decade at Macquarie Bank. She is a Member of the Committee for Economic Development Australia’s (CEDA) Council on Economic Policy, as well as an Executive Member of the Australian Business Economists and sits on the Advisory Board for the Financy Women’s Index.

Felicity Emmett is a Senior Economist in the Australian Economics team at ANZ. She is responsible for analysis and forecasting of key Australian macroeconomic indicators, as well as thematic research on the Australian economy. She also provides specialist analysis on topical issues, including the policy outlook. Felicity publishes regular and ad-hoc reports and presents to internal and external, domestic and international clients. She also provides regular media commentary on key local economic issues.
Felicity has more than twenty years’ experience as an economist in financial markets. Prior to joining ANZ, Felicity worked as a Senior Economist for the Royal Bank of Scotland, a Senior Economist at ABN AMRO Australia, and as an Economist for BZW Australia.

Phil O'Donaghoe is Deutsche Bank’s Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand. Phil joined DB’s Sydney office in 2007 from the RBA, where he began his career in 2000 working as an economist in the bank's economic group. Immediately prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Phil worked as a senior economist in the RBA's Financial Stability section. Phil holds an honours degree in economics from Macquarie University and a master's from the London School of Economics.

Su-Lin Ong is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, Chief Economist & Senior Relationship Manager. She has led the Economics & Fixed Income Strategy team for AU/NZ since 2010 and was Head of AU Research, including oversight for equity research, from 2015 to 2019.  In August 2019, she began a newly created role to help foster senior relationships with RBC’s key clients. 
Su-Lin is part of the global strategy team with primary responsibility for formulating and presenting RBC’s AU/NZ macroeconomic outlook, cash rate view and bond yield forecasts. Based in RBC’s Sydney office, she works closely with sales and trading across fixed income, currencies, and equities in Australia as well as key RBC offices across the globe. Prior to joining RBC in 1998, Su-Lin was a fixed income economist for Hambros Bank and before that worked as an economist at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet in Canberra.