How Nathan Albanese secured an internship at consulting giant PwC ‘after his dad’s conversation with executive’
How Nathan Albanese managed to get an internship at consultancy giant PwC ‘after his father’s conversation with manager’
- Anthony Albanese’s son did an internship at PwC
- He has been given a pass to the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge
Anthony Albanese’s son was an intern at beleaguered consultancy giant PwC after his father reportedly spoke to one of the company’s top executives.
Nathan Albanese – the prime minister’s only son and his ex-wife Carmel Tebbutt – began a two-week unpaid internship with the company in June 2021, the company said. Australian financial statementis Joe Aston.
The publication claimed that Nathan, now aged 22, worked in the company’s Economics Policy Unit under chief economist Jeremy Thorpe.
Mr Albanese, the then opposition leader, reportedly spoke to former PwC government relations chief Sean Gregory about an internship for Nathan in the first half of 2021.
Mr. Albanese thanked Tom Seymour, CEO of PwC, at a meeting months after his son completed his internship.
Nathan, the son of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, reportedly completed an internship at beleaguered consultancy giant PwC in 2021 (pictured together)
Mr. Seymour was reportedly unaware at the time that Nathan was an intern at the company. The two-week internship went ahead despite no such program being available at the company.
“There is no application process open to the public. There is no biennial intake. This is an opportunity that is offered on an individual, ad hoc basis almost exclusively to the relatives of influential people,” the AFR’s Rear Window column reported.
‘Why would PwC do it then? For one reason. Same reason you make a political donation – it’s a variation on the same theme: to place the company in the trust and favor of that influential parent.”
Mr Albanese’s office has labeled the allegation as ‘false’.
After graduating from university last year, Nathan now works full-time at the Commonwealth Bank.
It comes after questions were raised about why Nathan was allowed access to Qantas’ exclusive Chairman’s Lounge.
The prime minister’s son reportedly worked in the consultancy’s Economics Policy Unit under chief economist Jeremy Thorpe
Mr Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon befriend outgoing Qantas CEO Alan Joyce
Membership in the Chairman’s Lounge is usually reserved for celebrities, businessmen and major politicians, and visitors are said to be personally selected by the CEO, Alan Joyce.
There are six Charmain’s Lounges at airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra, discreetly hidden from the traveling public.
Members enjoy plush leather sofas, dining from a buffet or à la carte menu, a 24-hour complementary bar, and most importantly, peace and quiet.
Mr. Albanese has not declared hospitality to his son in any official interest register
The Prime Minister and Qantas have had a close relationship in recent years.
Qantas’ outgoing CEO Alan Joyce last week announced the airline’s support for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament put forward by the Albanian government.
The announcement coincided with the unveiling of three Qantas aircraft bearing the ‘Yes23’ logo and a photo opportunity with Mr Albanese and Mr Joyce at an official launch party.
Yes, campaigners get free domestic travel from the airline.
Members of the Chairman’s Lounge (pictured) can enjoy plush leather sofas, dining from a buffet or à la carte menu, a 24-hour bar and, above all, peace and quiet
Qantas will support a yes vote for the Voice to Parliament referendum. Photo: Quantas/Twitter