Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - March, 2013
Early stage, high growth Australian companies are set to receive a $200 million shot in the arm after the Federal Government announced three new venture capital funds will share in Government funding.
Government releases draft corporate PAYG changes
The Federal Government has released exposure draft legislation and explanatory materials for public consultation on changes to the Pay As You Go (PAYG) system.
Leighton sells telecom assets
Engineering giant Leighton Holdings has announced the sale of the majority of its telecommunications assets to Canada based Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP).
Victoria announces new look Zoos Board
The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of four new members to the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board.
Growth haphazard and unplanned finds Telstra
A meagre 5 per cent of the country’s organisations have reported what they call smart, sustainable growth needed to see them succeed beyond the Mining Boom a Telstra survey has found.
Room for human rights improvement finds ACSI
While some of the nation’s top 200 publically listed companies are making headway into improving their human rights records, more must be done, according to new research released by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).
New Chair for Leighton
Leighton Holdings has announced the appointment of Bob Humphris as the company’s new Chairman, only a matter of days after erstwhile Chairman Stephen Johns departed with two other non-executive Directors in tow.
McKenna named new NBN Co Chair
The National Broadband Network Co's (NBN) Chief Mike Quigley has welcomed the appointment of Siobhan McKenna as the company's new Chairman.
New CIO for Adelaide
Adelaide University has announced the appointment of Mark Gregory as its new Chief Information Officer.
Share options hamstringing innovation finds survey
Providing share options to employees is a burdensome and complicated task that requires a deft hand to deliver, according to a new survey conducted by international consultancy firm Deloitte.
STEM skill shortages holding back business
A shortage in crucial Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in the current and emerging workforce is holding back Australian employers in their ongoing question to be more innovative, productive and competitive, according to a new report released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
Board equality progress unacceptable
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ASCI) has completed its annual audit into board diversity of ASX 200 companies, concluding that progress has been painfully slow in achieving a modicum of gender diversity.
Even the mighty aren't islands finds Hays
Despite the misconception being repeated ad nauseam, top dogs often do need a helping hand when they’re first join a company according to top recruitment specialists Hays.
Government releases model rules for financial accountability
The Federal Government has released draft model rules for registered organisations in a bid to help them comply with financial transparency and accountability standards introduced last year.
Last chance to submit for business awards
Telstra is reminding the nation’s top business minds to submit for the 2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards, with the April 4 deadline fast approaching.
ninemsn veteran joins Say Media
Say Media has announced the appointment of erstwhile ninemsn group sales manager Tony Bell as the conpany’s new Australian national agency sales manager.
Fletcher joins Magnetic Resources team
Minerals and resources explorer Magnetic Resources has announced the appointment of Gavin Fletcher as the company’s new Executive Director, and Ben Donovan as the new company secretary, with immediate effect.
Government tables new gender quality reporting framework
The Federal Government has tabled legislation before Parliament detailing the gender equality reporting requirements of employers.
NAB announces tech investment and executive shuffle
The National Australia Bank has announced a substantial technology and strategy update, outlining key changes to its organisational structure, operating model and executive suite.
Phillips named new Pharmaxis chief
Local pharmaceutical supplier Pharmaxis has announced the appointment of Gary Phillips as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Business confidence slips
Business confidence and conditions have both edged down in February, with a high Aussie dollar and weak performance of non-mining demand weighing heavily on most sectors.