Name:  Heather Ridout

Bio: Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group.
Heather Ridout, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group and Warwick Smith, Executive Director, Macquarie Bank and National President of the Australia China Business Council, came together at The Sydney Institute on Wednesday, 17 November 2004 to discuss “Australian Business and China: Two Views”. For Heather Ridout, any Free Trade Agreement with China will need complementarities beyond the resources sector if Australian industry is to gain from an FTA. For Warwick Smith, “The potential to complete an FTA will be an anchor to fix in position in a positive way, our political and commercial links.”

Australian Business & China: Two Views

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.1 in 2005 (pages 45-52)