Wayne Swan served as the Treasurer of Australia for nearly six years, including three years as Deputy Prime Minister. He was one of the longest serving finance ministers in the G20 and was recognised as one of its leading contributors, drawing on his unique experience overseeing Australia’s economic outperformance among the developed world. Mr Swan was awarded Euromoney Finance Minister of the Year in 2011 for his ‘careful stewardship of Australia’s finances and economic performance’ during the global financial crisis. He was only the second Australian to receive this accolade and the first for almost 30 years. His focus as Treasurer was on strong, secure economic growth, job creation, and maximising the opportunities for Australia in the Asian Century. He was instrumental in the publication of the Asian Century White Paper – a blue print for Australia’s engagement in the region. He is the author of Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation (2005) and The Good Fight: Six Years, two prime ministers and staring down the Great Recession (2014). More recently, Mr Swan co-authored a report on Inclusive Prosperity, commissioned by the Center for American Progress. Mr Swan was re-elected for the seventh time in 2013 as the Federal Member for Lilley in the Australian House of Representatives and has nominated to contest the next election in 2016. He is attending the UN General Assembly as a member of the Australian delegation and will lead a series of seminars on political and economic reform in the 21st century with a focus on contemporary Australian experiences.