Event Details

Thursday, April 19, 2018

AUSTRALIA: Breakfast briefing with The Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance

Event Information

Date & time

Thursday, April 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Washington, DC


Jeffrey Donald at +1-202-595-2673 or J-Donald@bciu.org

Ths is an off-the-record breakfast briefing with The Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance of the Commonwealth of Australia. 

Venue details confirmed upon registration.

Hosting opportunities are available.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Donald at J-Donald@bciu.org or +1-202-595-2673.


Biographical Information

Mathias Cormann currently serves as Minister for Finance for the Commonwealth of Australia. He has served in this position since September 2013. In addition, he was appointed Leader of the Government in the Senate in December 2017, having previously served as the Deputy Leader since September 2015.
Minister Cormann also served as Special Minister of State on a number of occasions since December 2017. He has represented the State of Western Australia in the Senate since June 2007. In addition, he held the positions of Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation and Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 2010 to 2013, Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Apprenticeships, and Training from 2009 to 2010, and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Administration from 2008 to 2009. During this time, he also chaired the Senate Select Committees on the Scrutiny of New Taxes from 2010 to 2011 and Fuel and Energy from 2008 to 2010.
Having joined the Liberal party in Western Australia in 1996, Minister Cormann was elected Senior Vice President of the Perth Division in 2000, State Vice President in 2003, and State Senior Vice President in 2004, a responsibility he fulfilled until March 2008.
Between 2003 and 2007, Minister Cormann worked for Australian health insurer HBF in a range of senior management roles, including General Manager Health Guard and General Manager of HBF Health Insurance.
Minister Cormann has a Bachelor of Law from the Flemish University of Louvain.