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Join us for an economic update with Commonwealth Bank at our September Business Before Hours.

Industry experts from Commonwealth Bank will provide an update for the past 12 months in terms of cash rate increases, inflationary pressures and an economic outlook.

Speakers will cover:

  • What's happened recently in the Australian & Global Economy as well as on a forward-looking basis.
  • The movements in the economy and how this is driving key metrics locally and steering the Australian economy on a forward-looking basis.
  • The important role hedging (fixing) interest rates can play in volatile markets.

The session will then be open to questions from the audience, providing a unique experience for attendees to seek further insights.


  • Josh Foster (General Manager RAB Southern NSW and ACT Business Banking at Commonwealth Bank)

    Josh Foster

    General Manager RAB Southern NSW and ACT Business Banking at Commonwealth Bank

    Josh Foster’s career in banking and financial services and asset finance spans more than 20 years, during which time he has worked for ANZ and Esanda, Fleet Partners, CIT Australia Pty Ltd and currently for Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank.

    During his time in financial services, Josh has held senior roles in asset finance, property finance, transaction banking, customer acquisition management, cash flow lending and general banking.
    Josh has held senior roles across a number of organisations including ANZ/Esanda, CIT Australia Pty Ltd and Fleet Partners before joining the Commonwealth Bank in March 2009 as Head of Asset Finance.

    In February 2023 Josh was appointed to the position of General Manager, Regional and Agribusiness Banking (RAB) where he leads a team of over 100 dedicated sales and service professionals across Southern NSW and ACT located in regional New South Wales and the ACT. RAB provide a comprehensive range of services to small business, corporate and agribusiness customers located in regional Australia. The business consists of a number of diverse sales and service teams, along with operational and support teams, with over 500 people located in over 70 sites across Australia.

    Prior to joining RAB Josh was responsible for five business banking centres across Sydney who supported the banking needs of over 5,000 businesses with turnover up to $30m, offering a comprehensive range of products and services designed to meet business requirements including transaction banking, cash flow, capital, wealth, risk management and trade finance. The businesses covered a range of industries with customers from retail, manufacturing and professional services through to health and not for profit.

    Josh was educated at Castle Hill High School and has a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Deakin University. Josh is married with two daughters and two sons, enjoys being active and spending time with his family, mountain biking, hiking and any type of watersport. He is also an AFL tragic and follows Hawthorn.

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  • Richard Robertson (Associate Director Business Banking Global Markets of Commonwealth Bank)

    Richard Robertson

    Associate Director Business Banking Global Markets of Commonwealth Bank

    Richard is responsible for a portfolio of clients within Regional and Agribusiness Banking in NSW and QLD. His role is to educate clients on their external price risks, the market dynamics for Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange and strategies for managing these risks.

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Albury Regent Cinema

456 Dean Street
Albury, New South Wales, Australia

If you have any questions please contact Chloe Hall

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