Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - June, 2013
Banned Adelaide Crows chief executive Steven Trigg will be back on the job this Monday.
Headless Panasonic searches for new leader
Panasonic Australia’s Business Systems Group is looking for a new director, after current leader Stuart Craig handed in his resignation.
Pay bump deserved in WA public service
Western Australia’s politicians, senior public servants and judges have earned a raise, according to the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal.
CEO alights from JBWere, now firmly controlled by NAB
The CEO of JBWere will soon jump ship, after 19 years for the Australian stockbroking firm.
Churchill named Chiefs' most admired
The ‘British Bulldog’ Prime Minister has been named the leader most admired by CEO’s.
Elders appoints new Chair
Embattled rural services group Elders Ltd has appointed a new CEO in the effort to shore up the company after the departure of John Ballard.
Timber CEO's trial continues, new allegations of withholding
The author of an Australian Securities and Investment Commission report into fallen timber company Gunns’ alleged withholding of information from investors has given evidence in court. He says the company’s internal reports were very different from those given to shareholders.
Cold night for homeless CEOs
In Melbourne, the mercury dropped to a low of just 3°C, giving more than 100 CEOs a perhaps realer-than-expected experience of homelessness in the state.
Mixed results for manufacturing
Expectations for Australia’s manufacturing sector remain “marginally positive”, despite some high-profile disapointments in the last quarter.
Newcrest investor relations swap out in the wake of scandal
The former head of Australian investor relations for Newcrest Mining is back at his old post. Reports today say Steve Warner has been filling in the firing line position for compatriot Spencer Cole in recent days.
Tinkler's assets trickle away
Embattled mining magnate Nathan Tinkler has had another chunk sliced from his personal empire, after a key hedge fund backer seized his stake in Whitehaven Coal on Wednesday.
Top executive leaves UBS Wealth with honeymoon barely over
Australia’s head of investments for UBS Wealth Management has left his new job, heading back Hong Kong after just six months at the post.
Going The Way Of The Blacksmith
Origin Energy is ending door-to-door sales by the end of September, bowing not just to modern technology but also to strict regulations surrounding door-to-door sales.
Watching The Glass Ceiling Disappear
A “Glass Ceiling” is described as “the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.” But now the walls will be transparent, too, so Australians can witness how workplaces are integrating women into upper management.
Collaboration To Propel Oz Forward
The Australian Government has named the board of its new Manufacturing Industry Innovation Precinct ahead of the July start date of the venture, which is intended to advance the nation’s reputation for innovation, collaboration and competitiveness.
IBM Loses Jobs In Oz
Asia and New Zealand will benefit as IBM slashes 1,500 jobs from Australia as part of a global restructuring plan announced earlier this year.
US Unit Prevents Lehman From Paying Debts to Oz
Lehman Brothers Holdings in America is blocking Lehman’s Australian unit from paying its creditors including Local governments, churches and charities as much as $225 Million.
Holden Asks Workers To Shoulder Burden
Holden says it cannot continue to produce cars in Australia unless workers at the Adelaide assembly plant take a pay cu
The Sun Versus Wine: Europe Seeks A Settlement
The European Union's top trade official is heading to Beijing on Friday to talk about China dumping solar panels on the continent, and avoiding a trade war.
Ai Group announces Manufacturing Council
The Chief Executives of a number of the country’s top manufacturing companies have joined the newly formed Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, which will focus on driving national priority and policy change to boost the advanced manufacturing sector.
ASX kicks off $553 million entitlement offer
The Australian Securities Exchange has announced it will conduct a fully underwritten 2 for 19 pro rata entitlement offer of new ASX shares in a bid to raise an estimated $553 million at a price of $30 per share.