In Episode 72, “Pressure Is a Made-up Word”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Robert Millner, Chairman of investment house Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd. Having been listed in 1903, Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd is the second oldest publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange and is one of the few companies that has been successfully managed by the same family from the outset, with Robert representing the fourth generation. He is also Chairman of Brickworks Ltd, BKI Investment Company Ltd, Milton Corporation Ltd, New Hope Corporation Ltd and a Director of Apex Healthcare Berhad Ltd, TPG Telecom Ltd and Tuas Ltd.

In an open discussion, we gain insights and cover the experiences of one of the doyens of Australia’s investment industry and broader business landscape; from joining as a Director at a young age, upholding the family legacy and market reputation, and to never failing to pay a dividend to shareholders. With investments across manufacturing, property, mining, bulk handling, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, Robert speaks about the savviness required to navigate different and complex business environments all over the world and affords us a glimpse into the mind of someone known for his ability to turn bargains into big returns.

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