Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - August, 2013
A recent poll has shown many senior executives do not see the benefits of optical internet infrastructure.
Telstra China CEO quietly quits
The chief executive of Telstra’s Chinese operations has quit after less than two years at the post, citing personal reasons.
Pessimism and arrogance rule men's business
A new study from Massachusetts’ National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has confirmed something many already knew - women are more inclined to work co-operatively than men.
Psychopaths' successful stab at business
One of Australia’s top business schools has plotted the characteristic similarities between entrepreneurs and psychopaths.
Going outside the box beneficial for Qube
The boss of a major Australian transport and logistics firm has used the year’s big net profit to highlight the innovation he believes is required to succeed.
Mining Councils merge to weather workers' tough times
The national lobby for the coal industry is being disbanded, with remaining members integrating into the Minerals Council of Australia.
In Ballmer's view; Vista was worst
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he will leave the company some time in the next twelve months, the man who oversaw many recent launches says his greatest regret was Windows Vista.
Queensland health cuts from the top down
A handful of top-tier public servants have been sacked in what is likely only the first round of heads to roll over the Queensland Health payroll fiasco.
Study aims to help small-time miners make the cut
New research being undertaken by the Queensland University of Technology seeks to help small mining and exploration companies, but may have slightly missed the mark.
Board moves amid mild media woes
There are rumours that Fairfax Media may be eyeing an executive change-up, with reports major shareholder Gina Rinehart may be looking to attempt a board spill.
Help sought to start Vegas in Australia
The man behind the massive multi-billion dollar resort/casino complex plan for north Queensland says he would be open to working with partners based in Australia.
Merger for perfect storm of phone service
Craig Neil has sold the company he spent nearly 24 years building, offloading NSC to Telstra for a reported $100 million.
Packer offloads SEEK, Magellan - now seeking new grounds
Some may be scrambling to move on the information that James Packer has sold his stakes in employment website SEEK and the Magellan Financial Group.
Reshuffle in banks' executive deck
Musical chairs continue at two of Australia’s big lenders, with word that ANZ and the Commonwealth Bank are scouting for new blood on their executive team
Watch out for wheels of the wealthy
A new report has found drivers of expensive cars are less likely to obey the road rules or be courteous to other motorists.
Ghana aims for more mutual gains
A commissioner for Australian trade in West Africa says it is time to strengthen the already healthy economic ties with Ghana.
Rural businesses still sturdy
New statistics show the strong Australian tradition of bush entrepreneurialism is still alive and kicking.
Boss bails from AMP while sails have wind
The chief executive of money-managers AMP has stepped down on a high note, hanging up his cuff-links as the company reports a healthy profit.
Court to bite after watchdog's bark
The former boss of an Australian timber company will learn his legal fate next week, when a sentence is passed down on allegations of insider trading.
Executive musical chairs in high fashion
There has been a significant reshuffling at fashion giant Oroton; with the company signing a deal to bring a prolific US brand to Australia, and the CEO resigning.
High pay offset by low mine living standards
Many are quick to attack the seemingly exorbitant pay rates of miners in Australia, but recent revelations have highlighted just how hard it is to make a living from the earth, and how tight some resources companies are making it for their workers.