Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake is an independent economist; Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania; a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania, the electricity generating business owned by the Tasmanian Government; and Chairman of Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania’s biennial statewide multi-arts festival.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of Jamieson Coote Bonds, a funds management business based in Melbourne. He has had a distinguished career in both the government and private sector, serving as chief economist of the ANZ Bank and chief economist to the Australian arm of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.



Damian Bugg

Damian Bugg  is the former Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. He served as Chancellor of the University of Tasmania between 2006 and 2012. He has been President of the Bar Association of Tasmania, and is currently a Board Member of the Canadian-based International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. Damian has written and spoken about Victims Rights, Pretrial Disclosure, Committals and Procedural Reform, and is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the law.




Lisa Singh

Lisa Singh is an Australian Labor Senator for Tasmania, and Australia’s first federal parliamentarian of South Asian ancestry. Lisa served in the Tasmanian Parliament as a Labor Member for Denison from 2006 to March 2010, and served as a Cabinet Minister from 2008. She was elected to the Senate in 2010 and was re-elected in 2016. She is the co-chair of the Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS and she has long been an advocate for women’s rights, and humanity in the treatment of asylum seekers. In 2016 Lisa spent three months as an Australian delegate to the 71 session of the United Nations General Assembly. She has a BA (hons) in Social Geography and a Masters of International Relations.