The focus for this event is ‘Wellbeing’ in the context of both the 2019 Government Budget and 2018 Deloitte State of the State. Deloitte’s State of the State 2018 series explored wellbeing frameworks, the relationship between social investment and wellbeing, reviewed alternative perspectives, and provided recommendations for a way forward.
Join us and hear insights from three experienced professionals deeply engaged with the ongoing discussion of wellbeing on the eve of the government budget.
We’ll be kicking off the evening with drinks and canapés. Stay and
mingle after the discussions with your fellow new professionals in Wellington.
Alex Mitchell - Alex is a Tax Partner with Deloitte in Wellington. While a corporate tax specialist by trade, he also has significant experience in the policy development process, having worked with Inland Revenue for many years on various tax policy reforms. His broader interest in policy and government has meant that Alex is heavily involved in initiatives outside of his tax advisory practice. He has attended the Budget lock-up every year for the last decade to assist in shaping and authoring aspects of the Deloitte Budget Alert, and authored an article for the Deloitte State of the State 2018, which centred on what wellbeing could mean for New Zealand Businesses.
Anne Molineux - Anne helps public sector organisations to identify and make the changes required to better meet the needs of the people they serve. Anne uses human centred design techniques – with a particular focus on engagement with those impacted by a change – to identify and design policy and/or service changes, and align organisational operating models to support such changes. Her experience includes the full spectrum of change, from early concept development, through business case development, design and implementation. Anne’s particular passion is in supporting social services to better support vulnerable people. Her work has included large scale change programmes in the social housing, child care and protection and health sectors.
Anne also co-authored an article for the Deloitte State of the State 2018, which centred on a family-by-family approach to Building New Zealand’s social capital.
Professor Arthur Grimes - Professor Arthur Grimes holds the Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also a Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. He is a member of the World Wellbeing Panel, a panel of wellbeing experts coordinated from London School of Economics (from where Arthur gained his PhD).
His current research interests focus on the economics of wellbeing, and urban economics (including housing and infrastructure). He has written several books and has published papers in major journals on topics related to the economics of wellbeing, urban economics, economic reform, and monetary and exchange rate policies.