Rick Newnham

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Rick Newnham (born 6 May 1988) is the Chief Economist of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI WA).[1]

Prior to joining CCI Rick worked as an Economist for Shell around the world, including postings in Australia (Brisbane and Perth), the UK (Aberdeen) and the Middle East (Dubai).[2]

Rick is recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper,[3] he is an Ambassador for Australia Day[4] and a State Advisory Council member of CEDA - The Committee for Economic Development Australia.[5] In 2011, Rick was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year for establishing the Left Right Think-Tank, Australia’s first non-partisan think-tank of young minds.[6]

Rick completed his undergraduate business studies at The University of Western Australia and post-graduate studies at Oxford University. His thesis at Oxford evaluated the economics of Uber and Airbnb’s government relations strategies worldwide for which he won the Saïd Business School prize.


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  1. ^ https://www.cciwa.com/advocacy/economics
  2. ^ "Rick Newnham". www.ceda.com.au. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Rick Newnham | Global Shapers Community". www.globalshapers.org. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Australia Day". www.australiaday.org.au. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Rick Newnham". www.ceda.com.au. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame - Celebrate WA". Celebrate WA. Retrieved 2017-06-25.