Westpac CFO Peter King announces retirement

Westpac CFO Peter King announces retirement

After 25 years with the bank Peter King (pictured) has announced he will step down as chief financial officer of Westpac (ASX: WBC). King will reitre from the role he has held at the bank since 2014 in 2020, giving the bank 12 months' notice of his retirement today. CEO Brian Hartzer says that King will be missed at the bank, cong...

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Suncorp names new CEO

Suncorp names new CEO

Long-term Suncorp (ASX: SUN) employee Steve Johnston (pictured) has been named as the new CEO and managing director of the Brisbane-based financial services business. He replaces former CEO Michael Cameron who resigned after four years in the role. Johnston joined Suncorp in 2006 and has held various executive positions in the company...

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How Complete Business Travel is riding the wave of success

How Complete Business Travel is riding the wave of success

At the recent 2019 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards the team at Complete Business Travel (CBT) knew they were in with a chance. Few other travel management companies could match their expertise and personal service and they had been finalists for the last 4 years. Then at the gala night in Sydney they finally heard the words: &quo...

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James Warburton replaces Tim Worner as chief of Seven

James Warburton replaces Tim Worner as chief of Seven

Tim Worner (pictured), CEO of Seven West Media (ASX: SWM), has today resigned from the company. Worner leaves with immediate effect to be replaced by former CEO of Network Ten, APN Outdoor and Supercars James Warburton. Warburton previously worked for Seven as a chief digital and sales officer before leaving the company become Ten'...

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This Apple backed founder thinks we need to rethink Australia's rigid economy

This Apple backed founder thinks we need to rethink Australia's rigid economy

As the founder of Blackmagic Design, Grant Petty (pictured) certainly knows a thing or two about running a business. The company is one of Australia's most successful tech-plays in recent times. Founded in 2001 Blackmagic Design has been at the forefront of film and television ever since then with its varied suite of cameras, capture ...

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How a sickening 'casting couch' experience led The Clean Collective to defy Silicon Valley

How a sickening 'casting couch' experience led The Clean Collective to defy Silicon Valley

When co-founder of The Clean Collective Charlie Thompson (pictured) told me about her experience with venture capitalists in Silicon Valley my first reaction was "that still happens?". In retrospect, that reaction was incredibly naïve, but I am certain there are others who would react in a simliar way; people who are unfami...

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TPG and HUB24 slammed for all male company boards

TPG and HUB24 slammed for all male company boards

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) have slammed four major Australian companies for having no women on their boards. HUB24, NRW Holdings, Emeco Holdings, and TPG Telecom have all been called out by the AICD for having no women on their boards as of 30 June 2019. Additionally, the AICD has revealed that gender diversi...

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The 4DX method: a productivity model that works

The 4DX method: a productivity model that works

Without execution even the most brilliant strategy is nothing more than a fumbled plan. So how do you execute on your most important strategic priorities? The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a strategic system sweeping the nation, and is also the name of Chris McChesney's popular workshop and best-selling book (co-authored by ...

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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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