Investing for Wellbeing - the future of public investment and management

Investing for Wellbeing - the future of public investment and management

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29 May 2018 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 29th May 2018 12:30pm 29th May 2018 1:30pm

Venue: Old Government Buildings lecture theatre 2 (in courtyard behind main building)
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Government manages assets and liabilities - like schools and hospitals, our superannuation and accident compensation, our state highways and state-owned enterprises – on behalf of the people of New Zealand, which can be drawn on for raising wellbeing, now and into the future.

He Puna Hao Pātiki the Treasury’s 2018 Investment Statement appraises government assets and liabilities to ensure government is delivering public services needed today in ways which maximise value for money, and for sustainable, resilient and adaptable public finances that will support generations to come.

How has the Treasury appraised assets’ contribution to wellbeing, and how are assets performing? What can be done to improve asset management practices? What are the barriers, and how can they be overcome? Join Treasury Deputy Secretary and Chief Economic Adviser Tim Ng and Team Leader 2018 Investment Statement Sam King, to discuss the findings of He Puna Hao Pātiki and the potential implications for the future of public asset and liability management.

Tim Ng, Chief Economic Advisor at The Treasury
About Tim Ng and Sam King

Tim Ng is the Treasury's Chief Economic Adviser. He leads the Treasury's work to raise living standards through policy advice on settings to promote economic growth and a stable macroeconomic environment. Tim is a macroeconomist by training, with extensive international experience as an adviser and thought leader on monetary, fiscal and financial system policy, and has published in a range of professional and academic journals. Sam King is the Treasury’s Team Leader, 2018 Investment Statement. Previously he led budget processes in the Treasury’s Business Growth and Innovation team. Sam spent 12 years in a variety of roles at the Department of Corrections including operational strategy and analysis. He has a BA (Hons) and LLB from Victoria and has recently completed a Masters in Professional Economics.