Chris Caton

Lifestyle | Finance, Business, Motivational

As Chief Economist of BT Financial Group, Dr Chris Caton advises clients on the financial implications of economic trends, policy pronouncements and major political developments. A former head of the Economic Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Chris is a leading analyst of the current and future state of both the Australian and international economies, and their potential impact on individual industries.

Drawing on his international experience and with an impressive breadth of knowledge, Chris provides succinct and tailored advice to his clients in a wide range of industries, including many that are dominated by small businesses. A brilliant communicator, Chris has a rare ability to make economics come alive for his audience and has received innumerable accolades for his highly accessible, meaningful, and entertaining presentations.


  • Financial and Economic Updates
  • Global Economic Trends
  • The Economic Outlook For Your Business
  • The Future of Small Business in the Australian Economy


“Entertaining and of great interest; fantastic speaker.”
Australian Society of CPAs

“I would like to sincerely thank you for your valuable contribution at the recent BIG Skills Conference. The positive feedback we received was overwhelming, with many of the 1200 delegates who attended emphasising how inspirational and interesting the conference presentations were. In fact, many delegates said it was the most valuable conference they had ever been to. Your presentation in particular, provided delegates with a global economic picture which deepened their understanding in preparation for subsequent presentations, and you highlighted the fact, during a recession more people will turn to education and training, therefore, change can bring opportunity, as well as loss.”
BT Financial Group

“He entertained as well as providing a serious look at economics. He was willing to listen to my requests and incorporated everything I wanted.”
Building Control Commission

“Chris delivered an excellent session as usual. I never get tired of listening to Chris. One of the best presenters I have seen.”
CPA Australia

“Chris Caton did an excellent presentation at the conference. If we had more time on the agenda I am sure the questions would have kept going all afternoon. I personally am not a financially focused person and was pleasantly surprised at the light hearted interludes Chris used throughout his presentation; another great guest speaker. Thank you.”
Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Limited