Macquarie Group chairman lashes ‘xenophobia’

Macquarie Group chairman Kevin McCann has hit out at “racism” and “xenophobia” in Australia’s foreign investment debate, particularly the discussion around Chinese interest in the…


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Ann Sherry says boards that fail on gender have no hope for diversity targets

Trailblazing business leader Ann Sherry has highlighted the lack of racial diversity on boards and said if chairmen don't get the gender balance right they will never meet more…


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Risk-averse directors are stifling growth

A lack of genuine diversity on corporate boards and the emergence of "career directors" may be draining listed Australian companies of their appetite for the sort of risks needed…


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Directors look at boards with brutal honesty

Readers of a new report that compiles the thoughts of leading chairmen and non-executive directors on how to meet the challenge of growth for Australian companies will be…


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Directors need to focus less on the risk and more on the reward

"Boards are all in the business of assessing risks," says Arlene Tansey, a non-executive director of Primary Healthcare, Adelaide Brighton and Lend Lease Funds Management.


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The Technical Iron Curtain


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