Hamish is a business economist and project manager with more than 40 years professional experience. For more than 30 years he has been heavily involved in business, finance, regional and rural development issues in Queensland. Hamish was Chief Economist of the Queensland Industry Development Corporation for a decade, working with a broad spectrum of clients across the rural, business, tourism and construction sectors. He has an extensive background in forming, directing and managing multidisciplinary project teams comprising economists, agronomists, engineers, planners and financial economists.
Assignments have included National Competition Policy Reviews and the coordination of economic conferences and publications on economic growth and development, involving working closely with businesses and communities. He has over a considerable time, provided economic analysis and forecasts to clients at a national and international level. Hamish has served at various levels on government committees and held non-executive roles on private companies.
Hamish is an Honorary Life Member and Past President of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland), a Companion of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Trustee of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia. Hamish was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors from 1994 to 2014. He is the principal of Bain Business Management.