Insights

May update - Moves Snapshot and Analysis

Thursday 4th June 2015
Moves 2013-2015
Moves 2013-2015

How many appointments and departures have been reported this year compared to the last two years? What percentage of the appointments were secured by women? We analyse the last three years' data in Industry Moves history vault of over 2,500 moves, and bring you these figures and more in what will be a regular update for Industry Moves’ readers.

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Are we seeing the (r)evolution of capitalism?

Thursday 4th June 2015
Conscious Capitalism
Conscious Capitalism

Next week will see hundreds come together to discuss, and celebrate, the rise of conscious business, and consumerism at the 3rd Conscious Business Summit at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. Later this year will see the 9th Annual Conscious Capitalism Summit in the US. But, what is conscious capitalism, why should you care and why is it on the rise?

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Spotlight on Corporate Super Fund Boards

Monday 1st June 2015
Spotlight on Corporate Funds
Spotlight on Corporate Funds

As part of our series that looks at the board make-up of Australia's super funds, we now shine a spotlight on Australia’s largest corporate funds. The funds researched retain their own trustee boards. We look at how many have independent directors, the number of female board members and, of that number, how many are also included on the funds’ investment committees.

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Moves at the top of Australia's leading banks

Thursday 21st May 2015
Industry Insight
Industry Insight

Last week we reported on the Moves at the top of Australia’s super funds and found that there wasn’t much movement at the station. Australia’s banking industry however has had a little more going on, with five CEOs moving on from the leading banks in the past 18 months.

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Moves at the top of Australia's super funds

Thursday 14th May 2015
Moves at the top
Moves at the top

The top jobs at super funds don't come up that often. Unlike the corporate sector, it's not unusual for a super fund CEO to stay for more than a decade. In fact, of the 13 super fund CEO changes published in Industry Moves since 2012, the average years served were nine, and the most were a whopping 19 years.

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The advice that stuck

Thursday 30th April 2015
Sage Advice
Sage Advice

Each week we've invited our featured 'movers' to put on their pointy hats of wisdom and pass on the best advice they've ever received. We've grouped these answers into the top five 'sage advice' categories and chosen our favourites from each, as well as added a few gems from some famous advice-givers, including a doozy from Leonard Cohen.

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Paul Smith on the (r)evolution of business and economics

Thursday 16th April 2015
Paul Smith
Paul Smith

Paul Smith spent almost four years as head of marketing at Australian Ethical, a role in which he thrived and names as a career highlight. Since then the Sydney-based social entrepreneur has been re-imagining the way we do business and has firmly decided that business success comes from acting in the best interests of others. Yep, Paul believes nice guys come first! We couldn't agree more.

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Influential Women: Libby Roy announces her biggest role yet

Thursday 9th April 2015
Libby Roy
Libby Roy

Libby Roy, former head of corporate super at AMP, has joined PayPal Australia as vice president and managing director. Roy will lead PayPal’s Australian business while also sitting on the Australian board and serving as an executive committee member of the PayPal APAC leadership team. Libby tells Industry moves what has led her to this point in her career, as well as some inspirational people she's met and some great advice she's been given along the way.

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Greg Sword on life after LUCRF

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Greg Sword
Greg Sword

Greg Sword retired last year after nine years as CEO of industry fund LUCRF, but his involvement with the fund started 40 years before when as a young organiser with the then Storeman and Packers Union he was responsible for establishing LUCRF to provide super benefits to members. Greg looks back on a career in super, unions and politics, and forward to a retirement focused on 'freedom' and family.

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Stepping back into life – A new role for Rob Holt

Thursday 12th February 2015
Rob Holt
Rob Holt

Four years ago, Rob Holt was homeless, battling alcohol addiction and in desperate need of help when he walked into the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross. Last week, following his transition from visitor to volunteer, Rob joined the staff of Wayside in the role of community educator.

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Is Australia missing out on the tech revolution?

Thursday 5th February 2015
Is Australia missing out on the tech revolution?
Is Australia missing out on the tech revolution?

The dotcom crash is 14 years past and the tech revolution is in full swing, but lack of funding and government support for tech start ups means many of Australia’s best tech ideas are being developed and set up overseas. We ask our hot topics panel - OneVentures' CEO, Michelle Deaker, Frontier Advisors' CEO, Damian Moloney and the Fund Executives Institute's CEO, Kate Mills - if government and institutional investors should play a bigger role to ensure Australia's tech industry future.

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Annual Moves Roundup 2014 - A hive of activity!

Friday 16th January 2015
Annual Moves Roundup 2014
Annual Moves Roundup 2014

An analysis of people moves over the past 12 months reveals some interesting trends – there were at least three new boutiques, including the much-awaited Koda Capital from Steve Tucker and Paul Heath – and plenty of merger and acquisition activity. A gender breakdown of the appointments continues to show that the industry is a long way from equality, although there were some encouraging signs, and new appointments show that the asset class of alternative investments is continuing to grow.

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A snapshot of moves and news in 2014

Thursday 8th January 2015
2014 Highlights
2014 Highlights

In 2014 Industry Moves added 763 moves to our database of over 2030 executive and board appointments and departures. Here's a look back at some the year's biggest moves, the breakdown of males and females, the busiest months, the top five moves by clicks, plus the five most popular blog posts.

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QUIZ: How well do you know the people behind the moves in 2014?

Monday 15th December 2014
2014 Quiz
2014 Quiz

We hope you've enjoyed getting a glimpse of the people behind the moves via our weekly Q&As. We've been delighted by the often candid, fascinating and amusing responses we've received, and look forward to bringing you more in 2015. But first, we're testing your knowledge of our 2014 movers and giving away some beautiful Raw Earth products.

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Influential women: A spotlight on the chairs of APRA's largest funds - Part One

Thursday 4th December 2014
Spotlight on Influential Women
Spotlight on Influential Women

Independent research carried out by Industry Moves has shown that of the top 10 largest APRA funds, five are chaired by women. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be catching up with these leaders and asking about their role as chair, their background, and the steps they believe are needed to ensure women are equally represented on boards. This week we feature Victoria Weekes, Angela Emslie and Anne Ward.

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