In the fourth annual GLG CEO Survey report, we asked more than 450 CEOs from a broad cross section of industries and regions across the globe about their experiences last year and outlook for the year ahead.

Despite rising inflation and interest rates, some of the executives we surveyed expressed optimism about their company’s growth, but confidence seemed weaker than in previous years. The report found CEOs are facing a confluence of challenges even as the pandemic waned with 80% of business leaders surveyed across the Asia-Pacific region listing macro concerns as a major external factor likely to impact their business in 2023.

GLG welcomes Warren Hogan, former Chief Economist at ANZ Bank alongside Fergus Clarke, GLG’s Head of APAC Surveys who will be discussing the following:

  • The biggest risks facing the Australian economy
  • Labour market and head count expectations for the year ahead
  • Why climate risk is top of mind for most Australian CEOs
  • The changing nature of work and managing work-from-home productivity
  • Capital expenditure and investment plan priorities

Fergus Clarke
GLG’s Head of APAC Surveys

Warren Hogan
Former Chief Economist at ANZ Bank 

Fergus Clarke leads GLG’s surveys team in APAC which provides quantitative research solutions across the region. He is particularly interested in the application of technology to research and the use of quantitative insights to drive better decision making. Prior to joining GLG, Fergus held senior positions at Kantar and Dynata, and has founded two start-ups leveraging natural language processing to drive business insights. Originally from Ireland, he has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE and London.

Warren Hogan is the Principal and MD at EQ Economics, a Sydney-based micro advisory firm with a focus on providing economic and strategic advice to Australian businesses. From 2009 to 2016 he served as Chief Economist at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. Before that, he was leading their research team, which delivers world-class investigations on current and emerging global business trends. Warren then served as Principal Advisor to the Australian treasury, supporting the Macroeconomic Group and the Foreign Investment Review Board. At Sydney’s UTS Business School, he held the post of Industry Professor until 2020. In addition, Warren has held positions at Credit Suisse, Westpac Banking Corporation, and the New South Wales Treasury Corporation. He is frequently invited as an expert on Australian and international media. Warren is also a regular contributor to prestigious publications such as The Australian Financial Review and The Conversation.

Please note, Mr. Warren Hogan will discuss these issues from his vantage in the industry. He will not discuss any of his consulting projects, Judo Bank, HALO Technologies or any aspect of its operations and will also decline to answer questions related to confidential matters.

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