2015 Sandwich Lunch featuring Stephen Baines


From: Wednesday March 18, 2015, 12:00 pm

To: Wednesday March 18, 2015, 1:30 pm

The Economic Society of Australian (QLD) invites you to a lunchtime lecture featuring Stephen Baines to discuss his recent book Steel on Steel, published by the University of Queensland Press.

Speaker: Stephen Baines - Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Aurizon

Food: Light lunch provided Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members (GST incl.)


Steel on Steel is the inside story of the privatisation of the freight arm of Queensland Rail and one of the most extraordinary transformations of a company in the history of Australian business. An icon that touched every part of life in the state, Queensland Rail (QR) was famously and audaciously catapulted into the private sector in 2010 after more than 140 years of government ownership. CEO Lance Hockridge and state Treasurer Andrew Fraser oversaw the privatisation, which simultaneously involved a massive de-merger from the passenger rail business and a $4 billion initial public offering – all executed in the face of unprecedented outrage and opposition.

For further details, download the flyer.

To assist with planning please RSVP to the Secretariat by Monday, 16 March, 2015 (email: admin@esaqld.org.au).


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