Outlook 2021 Speakers

VP Carbon Business

Jayne Baird is Woodside’s Vice President for Carbon Business| a role she has held since November 2018. She is responsible for establishing and delivering Woodside’s Carbon Abatement strategy.

Previous role VP exploration: Africa, Europe and Americas. She has twenty-seven years industry experience across business development, exploration, and subsurface production.

She joined the company in 2005 working in the Mauritania Exploration Team, later as Exploration Manager and Business Development Manager for Africa.

From 2008 she moved into the role of Exploration Manager in the Outer Exmouth Australia Exploration Team, focusing on support for Woodside’s core LNG business. She was Senior Manager of Internal Audit in 2011 performing Post Investment Reviews.

From 2012-2014 Jayne was Head of Global New Ventures, Jayne played a critical role in Woodside’s return to international exploration. Following the 2016 entry into the RSSD acreage in Senegal, containing the SNE discovery, Woodside took the Development Lead role alongside operator Cairn, and Jayne led the project for Woodside through appraisal, until handover to development for Concept Select.

Jayne holds an honours degree in Geology and a Master’s degree in Basin Dynamics and was educated at London University. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Jayne is a dual citizen based in Australia. She is also an internationally published fiction author (Jayne Lyons) with a first feature film and television series based on her work to be released in 2020.

Managing Director
Market Economics

Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics.

Stephen is often driving the debate on housing, consumer spending, investment strategies, interest rates and budget policy. He does this by drawing on his unique background including his experience heading global research for TD in London, his role as Chief Economist of Citibank and Former Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister.

When it comes to the economy, Stephen continues to cover the big issues. He does so independently, without the constraints of many of the bank economists who are limited by what they can say. Stephen’s views are presented without fear or favour.

Stephen is the go-to economist for many businesses, investors, fund managers and the media. He is a regular contributor to Yahoo Finance and appears on television including the ABC, The Project and Sky and is regularly called upon to contribute to radio interviews across the country.

Premium Grain Handlers

Jackson is the Manager of Grain Acquisition and Domestic Trading at Premium Grains and is responsible for grower purchases and providing liquidity to the domestic and DCT markets. A recent addition to the Premium Grains team, joining in July 2021.

Jackson has been in the grain industry since 2011 where he started his career in Perth with US owned Gavilon Grain, in grower services, before finding a seat on the barley and canola desks as a trader. In 2015 he moved to Toowoomba to manage the ocean freight book for the Canadian owned pulse trading company AGT Foods. In 2016 he relocated back to Perth with Japanese Trading house ITOCHU as the Trading Manager for their Australian grains book, originating direct from growers and exporting into North Asian markets. Looking forward Jackson plans to try and build out Premium Grains’ pulse offering to growers, and complement the business’ existing venerable container trade with exports to new markets and customers.

Group Manager
Meat & Livestock Australia

David is a veterinarian with a PhD and background in agriculture research. David has worked for Meat and Livestock Australia for more than 10 years across both R&D and Marketing.

He has spent time in the Middle East as the MLA regional manager and now back based in Perth as the Group Manager for Productivity and Animal Wellbeing. This role is responsible for MLAs on farm R&D investments as well as producer consultation and live export R&D and operations.

Agri-Access Aust. P/L

Peter McEwan is the Principal at Agri-Access Australia P/L.


In 2016, at just 17 years of age, Tamsin Cook was the youngest athlete selected onto the Australian Olympic Swimming Team for the Rio de Janeiro Games.

In Brazil, she placed 6th in the 400m Freestyle and anchored the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team to a silver medal. However shortly after Rio, Tamsin began struggling with regaining momentum in the sport, and when a car accident disrupted her preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she decided to retire from swimming.  In mid 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic Tamsin tentatively made a return to the pool which led to a surprise qualification for her second Olympic team after only 11 months of training. At the 2021 Tokyo Games, Tamsin placed 9th in her individual and won a bronze medal in the 4 x 200m Freestyle as a heat swimmer. Tamsin is well versed in both the physical and mental challenges that come with being an elite athlete at the highest level, and is passionate about using the power of storytelling to connect and inspire.

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