Craig James

Chief Economist, Commsec

Craig is married with three children in their early 20s and currently lives in Huntley’s Cove, just to the north of Sydney. His chief interest outside work is Masters athletics, basically sprints.

His current role is Chief Economist, CommSec, interpreting ‘big picture’ economic and financial trends for customers, clients and staff.

CommSec is known for innovative, ‘user friendly’ reports including State of the States, the CommSec iPhone Index and CommSec Home Size report.

As well as providing presentations to staff and clients and commentaries on financial and economic trends, Craig appears regularly in the electronic and print media.

Craig has worked in banking, finance and journalism for around 38 years and holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Commerce (Economics).

Both degrees were undertaken at University of NSW. Craig is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School in Perth.


12.15 pm – 12.45 pm | Thursday 7th February 2019

Industry Growth and The Big Picture – A Look at the Bigger Picture

Craig will assess the economic landscape with particular focus on the current and prospective growth opportunities across sectors and regions.

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