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Sir Leo Hielscher AC - Launch of Parliamentary Oration Series 2013

Sir Leo Hielscher

The Parliamentary Oration Series was launched on Friday 18 October 2013 with the inaugural presentation given by Sir Leo Hielscher AC. Sir Leo spoke about Queensland's economic history and how the state's economy was transformed by Queensland Treasury from the early 1960s onwards.

Download the video of Sir Leo Hielscher's speech (889mb MP4) - Please note that this video is 43 minutes long and is a large file.

Download the transcript of Sir Leo Hielscher's speech (109kb PDF).

Download the accompanying document that Sir Leo refers to in his speech (2.5mb PDF).

Sir Leo's biography is below-

Sir Leo Hielscher Sir Leo Hielscher AC

BComm, D Univ Griffith (Hon), FAIM, FCPA, FFTP (Hon)

Sir Leo Hielscher AC has over 50 years’ experience in the areas of Government, the banking and finance industry, domestic and global financial markets, the superannuation industry, and as an independent company director.

He was the Under Treasurer of Queensland for 14 years (1974-1988) before his appointment as Chairman of the Queensland Treasury Corporation (Advisory Board) in 1988. In 1991, the Advisory Board became the Queensland Treasury Corporation Board and Sir Leo was appointed as its inaugural Chairman, stepping down in June 2010.  

In July 2010, Sir Leo was appointed Foundation Chairman in perpetuity and Special Advisor to the QTC Board.

Sir Leo is also Chairman of the Independent Superannuation Preservation Fund (ISPF), a Director of DisabilityCare Australia and a Director of the American Australian Association Ltd. As a company director, Sir Leo has considerable experience at board level and has been associated with a number of public and private sector boards.

Sir Leo was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 1973, a Knight Bachelor in 1987, an Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University in 1993, and a Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) in the General Division in 2004. He was honoured as a ‘Queensland Great’ by the Queensland Government in 2007.