CEO Magazine – Maserati to Moët: Inside the inspiring 2019 Executive of the Year Awards

by 15 November 2019

Article courtesy of CEO Magazine

Australia’s top executives gathered to celebrate another remarkable business year at The Palladium at Crown, Melbourne for The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards. Dressed in their finest black-tie attire, hundreds of industry leaders trickled into the country’s largest ballroom to recognise the 22 inspiring category winners (plus the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award), as well as the striking success of the many finalists. As soon as guests [...]

CFOs’ vision for the future is less government

by 8 November 2019

The AFR View, courtesy of the Australian Financial Review

By learning how to guide the direction of the business and how to lead by communicating the company story today’s CFOs will develop the skill set that can make them the CEOs of tomorrow.

The message from The Australian Financial Review CFO Live 2019 summit is that the role of the CFO of the future will focus on transforming companies to deal with the complex challenges [...]

Cut red tape to boost economy, say CFOs

by 8 November 2019

Article by Jonathan Shapiro and James Thomson, courtesy of the Australian Financial Review

The nation’s top finance chiefs say cutting red tape would do more to help the economy than further interest rate cuts or budget stimulus, with Wesfarmer’s chief financial officer, Anthony Gianotti, urging the government to retain some fiscal dry powder.

And despite Finance Minister Mathias Cormann again urging business to increase capital expenditure to lift employment and wages, top chief financial officers [...]

Red tape rebounds to record high

by 7 November 2019

Article by Adam Creighton courtesy of The Australian

Red tape, driven by federal agencies, has grown to record levels ­despite Tony Abbott’s 2013 pledge to slash constraints on the economy.

The number of regulations in federal law has increased by 9 per cent to 356,000 since 2013, ­according to research by the Institute of Public Affairs, despite the former prime minister having a promising start in his quest to cut red tape after [...]

Gina slams ‘selfish extremists’

by 2 November 2019

Article by Sarah-Jane Tasker and Sean Smith courtesy of the Weekend West

WA billionaire Gina Rinehart has backed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s move to bring in laws to deal with “selfish extremism” as she calls for interim measures to address foreigner activists.

Ms Rinehart, whose company Hancock Prospecting has revealed an annual profit of $2.6 billion – WA’s biggest profit by a private company – said the Prime Minister had correctly pointed out [...]