OUR LUNCH SPEAKER
The Hon Luke Donnellan - Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Minister for Ports
Luke was elected as the State Member for Narre Warren North in November 2002.
He was born in Melbourne, attended Xavier College and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. After completing university, he worked in the finance industry as a client services manager involved in tax finance and property advice. He also worked as a Finance Adviser as well as in marketing and strategic planning.
Luke is married to Charlotte and together they have two sons. In his spare time, Luke enjoys going to the footy with his boys, running and gardening.
OUR INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman and CEO, GFG Alliance - Australia
Sanjeev Gupta is an international businessman and entrepreneur, heading a global enterprise with activities spanning steel and aluminium production, engineering, power generation, infrastructure, banking, property and commodities trading, as well as education and skills.
As Executive Chairman, he leads a fast-growing $14.5 billion global industrial group, headquartered in London, with additional global hubs in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney, and further bases in over 30 countries.
Born into a family of industrialists in Punjab, Sanjeev was educated in the UK and graduated with an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Cambridge. He founded Liberty House in 1992, while still an undergraduate, initially as a general merchant focused on Africa. Over subsequent years the Group grew rapidly to become a global trading and supply chain specialist in steel and non-ferrous metals.
On September 1, the GFG Alliance, completed its acquisition of Arrium OneSteel in Australia.
* The GFG Alliance is a London-headquartered international group of businesses, founded and owned by the British Gupta Family. It combines metal manufacturing and processing, engineering, natural resources and financial services, working together to deliver a common business strategy. The Alliance comprises Liberty House - an integrated industrial and metals business – SIMEC - a resources and infrastructure group - Wyelands – a banking and financial services arm - JAHAMA Estates – a division that manages the Alliance’s global property holdings - and GFG Foundation which focuses on the retention and creation of engineering and industrial skills. Through its forward-looking GREENSTEEL strategy, the GFG Alliance promotes industrial revival based on low-carbon and sustainable production methods. Its commercialisation of new technologies and the regeneration of manufacturing and engineering skills are also cornerstones of the Alliance’s plan to deliver a step change for manufacturing in key regions of the world.
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