Stephen Miller, a Managing Director at BlackRock - the world's largest investment manager - described his career in government and economics in a lecture to students at The University of Western Australia organised by the Business School on August 30.
Mr Miller graduated from UWA in 1982 with First Class Honours in Economics. He worked initially in Federal Treasury, obtained a master's degree from the London School of Economics and moved to the private finance sector.
He discussed working with Paul Keating (later Prime Minister) when Mr Keating was Treasurer in the Hawke Government during major economic reforms that included floating the Australian dollar, financial deregulation, fiscal consolidation, the introduction of foreign banks, and industrial relations and tax reform.
Mr Miller described meetings with politicians, economists and business leaders from around the world, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Australian media owner Kerry Packer, Australian-born former World Bank President James Wolfensohn and former US Secretary of State James A. Baker.
Mr Miller's address was the third presentation in the Business School's Economist Lecture Series and can be heard here.
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783