The CIS runs an ongoing series of invitation-only, in-house Leadership Lunches throughout the year, designed to address pressing business, leadership and government issues for a senior, influential audience. The lunches offer an opportunity for networking with peers across different industries, and direct access to politicians and government officials, respected journalists, scholars and business leaders. Leadership Lunch speeches are recorded for later broadcast on the CIS YouTube channel.
CIS membership at the Individual Sustaining Member or Corporate Member levels offer access to Leadership Lunches as a key benefit – for more information please see our Membership page or contact CIS Membership Manager Bronwyn Nolan.
Dr Philip Lowe
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Recent developments in the Global Economies and their effect on the Australian Economy
Thursday, 23 November 2017
The Hon. Angus Taylor MP
Federal Member for Hume, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
Australia’s digital transformation priorities
Monday, 9 October 2017
Mr Michael Pezzullo
Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
How Australia can benefit from globalisation while preserving our sovereignty
Thursday, 31 August, 2017
The Hon. Christian Porter MP
Federal Minister for Pearce, Minister for Social Services
The challenges in implementing welfare reforms
Friday, 18 August, 2017
The Hon. Alexander Downer AM
Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
Reflections from our High Commissioner on Brexit
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
The Hon. Alan Tudge MP
Federal Member for Aston, Minister for Human Services
Beyond Income Support: The enduring problems of poverty in Australia
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
The Hon. Tony Abbott MP
Federal Member for Warringah
Submarines: Why settle for second best?
Thursday, 29 June, 2017
Professor Gary Banks AO
Former Productivity Commissioner and CIS Senior Fellow
Of lists undone: too hard or not trying?
Thursday, 2 March, 2017
The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Federal Member for Higgins, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
Reward for Effort: Encouraging enterprise through tax reform
Friday, 10 February, 2017
The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP
NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property
Think globally, reform locally: Why state governments need to disrupt their back office.
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Getting Privatisation Right
Thursday 6 October, 2016
Dr Ken Henry
Chair of National Australia Bank (NAB)
What Now For Economic reform?
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas
Navigating beyond volatility: future directions for Australian and global aviation.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Managing Director and CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Closing the opportunity gap: technology and innovation in business and the economy.
Thursday, 2 June, 2016
Hon. Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government
Is ‘shovel-ready’ the right test? Sensible objectives for Commonwealth infrastructure policy.
Tuesday, 5 April, 2016
Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
NSW Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial Relations
NSW: The Path to Success.
Thursday, 3 December 2015