The second in AIBN’s Thought Leaders’ dinner series took place in Melbourne on the evening of Thursday 24 November. Attendees at the dinner included a strong contingent of senior members of AIBN staff, along with guests representing executive management from a range of local, interstate and international companies.

Special guest speaker for the night was Mr Mike Fitzpatrick, Chairman Australian Football League, Treasury Group Limited, Infrastructure Capital Group, and Non-Executive director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Ltd. 

Founder and former managing director of Hastings Funds Management Limited, Mr Fitzpatrick was a director of a number of Hastings managed investments.  Prior to establishing Hastings, Mike was a director of CS First Boston and previously held positions with Merrill Lynch and First Boston in New York, the Victorian Treasury and Telecom Australia.

Mr Fitzpatrick was a premiership captain (1981, 1982) with the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League and a first-grade cricketer.  He was formerly a director of the Carlton Football Club, chairman of the Australian Sports Commission and, in the early 1980s, vice-president of the AFL Players’ Association.

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