Going Home: Making the Decision

Join us for an evening reception and discussion on the career and wealth considerations of moving back to Australia or New Zealand

An estimated two million Aussies and Kiwis live and work overseas and the UK is one of our most popular emigration destinations. However, strong long-term growth and job prospects in the Australian and New Zealand economies as well as Brexit-generated uncertainty in the UK has us asking the question – should I move home? And what are the career, financial and other implications that I need to consider?

Join us for the launch event of our new ‘Going Home’ series, delivered in partnership with Kea New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Speakers include:

On the comparative economic outlooks for the UK, Australia and New Zealand:

  • Peter Kinsella, Senior FX & Rates Strategist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

On the job markets in Australia and New Zealand:

  • Dugald Locke, Australian International Career Manager, Robert Walters
  • Kate Williams, New Zealand International Career Manager, Robert Walters

On adapting back to life in Australia and New Zealand, recent repatriate:

  • Craig Hudson, Country Manager – New Zealand, Xero

More speakers to be announced soon


 

Peter Kinsella, Senior FX & Rates Strategist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
As a Senior FX & Rates strategist, Peter is responsible for the global macro outlook and for trade recommendations for both G10 and various emerging market rates and currencies. Peter has over 12 years’ experience in financial markets having worked in both buy and sell side roles for some of Europe’s largest financial institutions. He is a regular contributor and presenter both in the media and at investment conferences and has won awards (G10 FX, Euromoney) for his research. Peter writes frequently in CBA strategy publications on a wide range of issues.

 

Dugald Locke, Australian International Career Manager, Robert Walters
Originally from a working farm outside a small town called Walcha, New South Wales. After graduating from University, Dugald had 2 years finance experience in a Sydney brokerage before moving to London to join the International Career Management team at Robert Walters. Dugald works on behalf of the Australian offices and is based in London, with the function of assisting Aussies in the UK with their move back home – and to explore the job market prior to arrival.

 

Kate Williams, New Zealand International Career Manager, Robert Walters
After graduating from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management and a post graduate Diploma in Human Resources in 2012, Kate pursued a career in recruitment, gaining four years of experience in the Auckland market across the finance, legal and marketing industries. Kate made the decision to move to London to join the International team at Robert Walters where she now specialises in placing candidates who are living in the UK back into positions across New Zealand.

 

Craig Hudson, Country Manager – New Zealand, Xero
As Country Manager for New Zealand, Craig is a key member of the global sales leadership team, responsible for driving relationships with government, financial institutions, enterprise, and promoting the small business economy. Craig has been with Xero for several years, and returns to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, where he led Xero’s entrance into Europe, the Middle East and South Africa markets. Craig is a father of four and a successful former rugby player who spent more than eight years playing professionally in New Zealand, France, England, and Wales.


 

With thanks to Series Partners

 

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