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Gareth Aird

Head of Australian Economics, Commonwealth Bank


Gareth Aird
, Commbank’s Head of Australian Economics with James Elliott, General Manager Talent Acquisition at CommBank

Economic trends and the talent landscape

With plenty of media coverage about the global and Australian economic outlook you may be wondering what this means for us in Talent Acquisition (TA).

To answer this question we’ll hear from Commbank’s Head of Australian Economics, Gareth Aird, who will share trends, insights and his forecast for the Australian economy. He’ll be joined by James Elliot, General Manager Talent Acquisition at CommBank, who will shine a light on what this could mean for TA and how we might plan for the future. This session will provide the opportunity to ask questions and to gain a deeper understanding into the entwined relationship between talent and the economy.

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About Gareth

Gareth’s extensive experience as an economist reflects work in economic policy and financial markets in both the public and private sectors.

Gareth is Head of Australian Economics in CBA’s Global Economics and Markets Research division.  He leads the team of economists that cover the domestic economy.   The work primarily involves developing and communicating views on the Australian economy and the implications for monetary policy.  He’s been with the Bank for ten years.  Prior to that he worked at Her Majesties’ Treasury in the United Kingdom.  Before that Gareth was with the NSW Treasury.

He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hons) degree and Master of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.

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