As the world emerges from the pandemic, an economic headache lingers with broader concerns arising for Aussie business leaders. Global supply chains are in crisis with energy shortages, shipping congestion and a lack of semi-conductors, among other things, which threaten to derail the economic recovery and add to inflationary pressures.
To find out what the ripple effect could be for Australia, Money Magazine’s David Thornton caught up with Sam MacPherson, Head of Treasury at Earlytrade, to discuss what parts of the Australian economy are most exposed, and what it could mean for business leaders as they approach the busy Christmas period.
MacPherson draws on insights from Earlytrade’s Australian Supply Chain Scorecard, September Quarter Outlook to understand the working capital pressures on businesses and to gauge confidence ahead of what increasingly looks like a recovery shrouded in uncertainty.
Sam leads strategic Treasury & Finance advisory support for Earlytrade’s enterprise clients and oversees Earlytrade’s quarterly Australian Supply Chain Scorecard and Outlook. Prior to joining Earlytrade, Sam was a senior member within the Qantas Treasury team, focusing on the risk management of financial market variables. Sam is also an active committee member of the Australia Corporate Treasury Association.