Melbourne Business School Events and Information Sessions How to Save Democratic Capitalism - 2020 Charles Goode Oration

How to Save Democratic Capitalism - 2020 Charles Goode Oration

Thursday, 22 October 2020
6.00 PM - 7.00 PM

Melbourne Business School established the Charles Goode Oration in 2010 to honour one of our founding donor members, Mr Charles Goode AC.

Mr Charles Goode [BCom(Hons) Melb MBA Columbia Hon LLD Melb Hon LLD Monash] is the Chairman of the Ian Potter Foundation, the Australian United Investment Company Ltd, Diversified United Investment Ltd, and Flagstaff Partners. In February 2010 he retired as Chairman of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group; in July 2007 as Chairman of Woodside Petroleum Ltd after serving as a director for 19 years and as Chairman for 8 years. Mr Goode was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in June 2001.

In May 2003 he was a recipient of The Centenary Medal. He has been honoured as a Life Member of the National Gallery of Victoria, a Member of Foodbank Australia’s Hall of Fame, and a Life Member of Philanthropy Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and received the A.I.C.D (Victorian Division) Distinguished Fellow Award for 2010 and in 2012 was Alumni of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award by the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne.

The Charles Goode Oration has become a major business and social event at Melbourne Business School, enabling us to attract distinguished leaders to speak at the School.


From this event

We are living in a global democratic recession. Actual and would-be autocrats have seized power in many countries. They even threaten liberal democracy in high-income countries with long-established democracies. Meanwhile, a rising China is establishing the idea of a successful "autocratic capitalism".

Watch Professor Ian Harper AO as he welcomes the 2020 Charles Goode Orator, Mr Martin Wolf CBE, to Melbourne Business School to present his lecture addressing why this has happened and what needs to be done in response. 

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About our speaker

Mr Martin Wolf CBE

Mr Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011.

Mr Wolf has honorary doctorates from the London School of Economics, Nottingham University, Warwick University and Kingston University, in the UK, Macquarie University, in Australia and KU Leuven, in Belgium. He is an honorary fellow of Corpus Christ College and Nuffield College, Oxford University, and of King’s College, London.

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Previous Charles Goode Orators

2019 Emeritus Professor Martin Daunton, University of Cambridge

2018 Professor Rajesh Chandy, London Business School

2017 Professor Mark Ritson, Melbourne Business School

2016 Ms Karen Stocks, Managing Director, Twitter Australia

2015 Mr Ahmed Fahour AO

2014 Professor Philip Kotler

2013 Mr John Borghetti, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Australia

2012 Mr Ian Macfarlane AC

2011 Mr Simon McKeon AO

2010 Ms. Jillian Broadbent AC