Australia: Finance CEOs support Uluru Statement recognising indigenous Australians in the constitution

Author: Elouise Fowler, Financial Review, Published on: 26 May 2019

"Finance gets behind the Uluru Statement", 23 May 2019

Twenty-one chief executives and chairmen from investment banks, super funds and accounting firms have pledged their support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its call for the establishment of a First Nations voice in the constitution.

…The letter follows the 18 law firms that pledged support for the Statement…and a decision by BHP and other miners to endorse the Uluru Statement in January….

…Released in May 2017, the Uluru Statement was drafted at the end of a three-day convention on constitutional recognition led by 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates.

It says, in part, “With substantive constitutional change and structural reform, we believe this ancient sovereignty can shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.”

…The signatories to the letter are: Robin Bishop (BGH Capital), Mark Delaney (Australian Super), Richard Deutsch (Deloitte), Hamish Douglass (Magellan), Andrew Fraser (Sunsuper), Ben Gray (BGH Capital), Matthew Grounds (UBS), Simon Harle (BGH Capital), Ashok Jacob (Ellerston Capital), Tony Johnson (EY), Phillip King (Regal Funds Management), Alison Kitchen (KPMG), Sam Mostyn (Citi Australia), Luke Randell (Citi Australia), Simon Rothery (Goldman Sachs), Luke Sayers (PwC), Anna Shave (Tanarra Capital), Ian Silk (Australian Super), Richard Wagner (Morgan Stanley Australia), Geoff Wilson (Wilson Asset Management), John Wylie (Tanarra Capital)….

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Related companies: Australian Super BGH Capital Citigroup Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ellerston Capital EY (Ernst & Young) Goldman Sachs KPMG Magellan Financial Group Morgan Stanley PwC Regal Funds Management Sunsuper Tanarra Capital UBS Wilson Asset