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Chief Economist and Head of Market Strategy, Bank of Queensland (BOQ)


Peter is the Chief Economist and Head of Market Strategy at the Bank of Queensland (BOQ). He has worked at the Federal Treasury in Canberra, as well as in senior economics roles at the Bankers Trust and CBA. He has co-authored reports on the Australian and Chinese financial systems that gained significant domestic and international media attention.

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Managing Director, Red Door Research Ltd

Senior Consultant - Commodities Strategy, Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd


Jim has over 41 years of experience in researching the international metals and mining industries. 

He worked at Macquarie from 1994 to 2013, leaving to set up his own consulting company, Red Door Research Ltd. The consulting company specialises in the economic analysis of commodity markets. Jim remains a part-time consultant to Macquarie.

Until June 2013, he was Chairman of Commodities at Macquarie. Jim joined Macquarie in 1994 and worked full-time for the company for 19 years. He founded and headed up a 10-person research team in London, Singapore, and Shanghai which served the equity, LME trading and corporate advisory divisions of the bank with steel, coal, metals and minerals research and market intelligence. Jim and his team were regularly ranked number one in various surveys of commodities research among equity investors for over a decade.

Prior to Macquarie, Jim worked for 10 years at CRU International, where he headed up a team specialising in special steels (including stainless steel) and steelmaking alloys (mainly manganese, silicon, chrome, nickel, and molybdenum). While at CRU, Jim also undertook major studies on metallurgical coal and iron ore.

Jim's current major specialisations are the main base metals and steel industries and their raw materials including nickel, chrome, molybdenum, iron ore and coking coal.

Before joining CRU, Jim worked as a marketing analyst at New Zealand Steel. He has also worked as an Associate Director of Metals and Mining Research at Sheraton Lehman Hutton Securities.

Jim has a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has a strong interest in development economics.



General Manager, Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA)


Lissel has been working for the Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) for the past 11 years and was appointed General Manager in 2018. Lissel leads all operational matters of ASSDA, and develops and executes strategic initiatives to improve the performance of the industry and grow the Association's position.

With a Bachelor Degree in Communications with Marketing and Public Relations majors, Lissel came from a corporate marketing and property development background before joining ASSDA. She is instrumental in the delivery of all ASSDA publications and events, including Australia's only dedicated stainless steel conference, PacRim Stainless. She has overseen the delivery of over 10 conferences and over 40 publications, including the Australian Stainless Reference Manual, Stock Guide, and Australian Stainless Magazine, and was responsible for the recent update of the world stainless Stainless Steel Specialist Course. She is passionate about developing the next generation of stainless industry leaders.

Lissel has extensive experience in association management, delivering value to ASSDA's Members and the wider stainless industry in growing the local market and promoting stainless steel as a material of choice around the world.


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