Fresh blood at NAB as Ross McEwan appointed CEO

Fresh blood at NAB as Ross McEwan appointed CEO

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) has found its new chief executive officer in the form of Ross McEwan. The New Zealand-born, former Australian banking industry executive has been the CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) since 2013, leading that organisation through change and recovery. The appointment of McEwan represents a fresh sta...

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Elixinol restructures board ahead of international push

Elixinol restructures board ahead of international push

There's been a reshuffle at the top of Australia's largest cannabis company. Elixinol Global (ASX: EXL) has announced changes to both its executive team and board ahead of a crucial period of expansion. Stratos Karousos has taken the reigns as CEO, replacing co-founder Paul Benhaim (pictured) who will transition to the role of...

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Frank Costa retires from the Costa Board

Frank Costa retires from the Costa Board

After a lifetime of building Costa Group (ASX: CGC) into the company it is today Frank Costa is stepping down from his position as a non-executive director. He will continue to retain his involvement with the company as an advisor to the board, whilst the Costa family still holds a significant share of the company.  The produce b...

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New IOOF CEO named in sweeping board overhaul

New IOOF CEO named in sweeping board overhaul

Over six months after severe criticism from the Australian business regulator IOOF has appointed a new CEO. Renato Mota (pictured) has been appointed as CEO and managing director of the business as part of sweeping reform across the company's board. The changes to the board also involve the appointment of Andrew Bloore as an indep...

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Way Ahead and beyond: The ultimate guide to Gold Coast Business Week 2019

Way Ahead and beyond: The ultimate guide to Gold Coast Business Week 2019

The Gold Coast has cemented its position as one of Australia's most exciting small business hubs. Global investors, thought leaders and innovators are set to explore its further potential at Gold Coast Business Week 2019 (8-12 July). GC Business Week will once again culminate in its signature 'Way Ahead' event on Friday 12...

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Struggling Smiles Inclusive to raise capital to turn company around

Struggling Smiles Inclusive to raise capital to turn company around

While the dust is settling over a prolonged leadership battle at the top of listed dental company Smiles Inclusive (ASX: SIL) the company is poised to raise $1.2 million. Smiles says the funds will go towards the group's turnaround plan and meet its working capital requirements. The offer price for the placement will be $0.14 per ...

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Atlassian to fix outdated, inefficient and combative M&A process

Atlassian to fix outdated, inefficient and combative M&A process

When a big player comes knocking wanting to buy your startup it might seem too good to be true. The wad of cash being waved in your face might prove irresistible and that's understandable; you've worked for years to get to where you are right now, and you damn well deserve that payout. But big businesses know that M&A is a...

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BOQ CFO resigns as C-Suite shake-up continues

BOQ CFO resigns as C-Suite shake-up continues

Another Bank of Queensland (BOQ) executive is heading for the exits following the resignation of chairman Roger Davis and the appointment of new CEO George Frazis. The Brisbane-based bank today announced chief financial officer Matt Baxby has resigned to pursue other leadership opportunities. Like the outgoing chairman,...

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Mathew Kratiuk's journey from homelessness to marketing executive

Mathew Kratiuk's journey from homelessness to marketing executive

Mathew Kratiuk has seen the gritty underworld, experienced the highs and lows of mental illness, the thrill of big business and boardrooms, and the desperation of homelessness. Now he's turning to Vinnies CEO Sleepout's Brisbane event on 20 June to share his journey of transformation. Born in Sydney's Cronulla to hardworki...

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BOQ names George Frazis as new CEO

BOQ names George Frazis as new CEO

The Bank of Queensland (ASX: BOQ) has appointed former Westpac executive George Frazis as its new CEO. Frazis is the successor of Jon Sutton who resigned from the position in December 2018 to focus on his long-term health following a triple heart bypass. The new CEO of BOQ comes with an impressive resume and 17 years of experience in ...

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BOQ chairman Roger Davis resigns

BOQ chairman Roger Davis resigns

After six years of service as chairman of the Bank of Queensland (ASX: BOQ) Roger Davis (pictured) has resigned. Davis has announced he will step down from the role following the release of BOQ's full year results in October 2019. He will also step down from the board of BOQ in October 2019, meaning he will have served on the boar...

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Showpo's general manager steps down with a touching farewell

Showpo's general manager steps down with a touching farewell

The general manager of Australian online fashion retailer Showpo Alex Durkin (pictured left) has stepped down from her role to focus on a new business. Durkin says is excited about her future with her new venture but is sad to leave a company she has invested seven years of her life into. She posted a touching farewell to Showpo and f...

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14 lessons from 14 years of growth with Domino's CEO Don Meij

14 lessons from 14 years of growth with Domino's CEO Don Meij

It has been 14 years since Domino's (ASX: DMP) listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In this 14 years Domino's Pizza Enterprises has expanded from 400 stores in Australia and New Zealand to 2,450 stores across nine different countries: Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Luxembourg, and Den...

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Five steps to a touch system that grows sales

Five steps to a touch system that grows sales

Don't give up until you've touched prospects nine times.  Are you being unseen, unheard, unsold? A touch is any way you reach out and say "Hey, I'm out here" and US-based expert sales trainer Jack Daly says most salespeople and organisations quit at five or fewer touches. But, he says in his book Hyper S...

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Blue Sky appoints third CFO in seven months

Blue Sky appoints third CFO in seven months

Embattled investment group Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA) is attempting to right the ship with its third CFO in seven months.  Justine Henwood has been appointed as the new chief financial officer just months after the sudden resignation of her predecessor Elizabeth Walker. Walker resigned for personal reasons just t...

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Pippa Hallas' decade of bold moves as CEO of Ella Bache

Pippa Hallas' decade of bold moves as CEO of Ella Bache

In the ten years that Pippa Hallas has been CEO of Ella Baché she has steered the iconic company through uncharted waters. While newer brands have had the advantage of youth to see them survive and thrive the beginnings of social media, the 83-year-old skincare company has had to make a complete overhaul. When Hallas took over ...

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Meet the young CEO of a leading international cyber security firm

Meet the young CEO of a leading international cyber security firm

For most people, the age of 19 usually indicates the first year of University, and the beginning of a career, perhaps an unpaid internship. For Sam Crowther (pictured), CEO of cyber security firm Kasada, 19 is the year he founded a company that would go on to become a major international player. I know, I gasped too. With cybersec...

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Female board appointments stall for ASX 200 companies

Female board appointments stall for ASX 200 companies

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has called the failure to reach an equality target "disappointing" with fewer than expected females appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2019. AICD today released the latest gender diversity statistics of Australia's ASX 200 companies, and progress appears to have stalled. F...

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SEEK nabs former CommBank CEO Ian Narev

SEEK nabs former CommBank CEO Ian Narev

Former Commonwealth Bank boss Ian Narev, who left Australia's biggest bank in the wake of its 2018 money laundering scandal, has joined jobs site SEEK (ASX: SEK) in the newly created role of group chief operating officer and Asia Pacific and Americas CEO. Narev will work in partnership with SEEK Group CEO and co-founder Andrew Bassat ...

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Zuckerberg calls for more regulation over the Internet

Zuckerberg calls for more regulation over the Internet

Facebook has clearly grown bigger than founder Mark Zuckerberg ever imagined. In just a few short years he's gone from Silicon Valley darling to the scapegoat for the world's ills. He copped the brunt of the blame for Brexit and Trump, and more recently has received a fair share of criticism for Facebook's handling of the ...

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