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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Large industry and public sector funds have more women on their trustee boards than the wider superannuation industry, and have a higher percentage of women on boards than ASX-listed companies, writes Rachel Alembakis, editor of The Sustainability Report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the third and final part of our series on the women who chair five of APRA’s 10 largest funds, we shine a spotlight on Heather Ridout, chair of the country's largest industry fund, AustralianSuper, and recipient of the Order of Australia in 2014 for distinguished service to business and industry.
If you're looking for a way to spread the love this festive season and are on the hunt for a charity or cause, here's a few of the extraordinary organisations that have been nominated by our weekly 'Movers'.
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.
In the second part of our series on the women who chair APRA’s largest funds, we shine a spotlight on Nicole Smith and ask about her role as chair of MLC Superannuation Trustee(s), her background, and the steps she believes are necessary to ensure women are equally represented on boards.
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.
Ian Knox, Mike Crivelli and Kate McCallum join our Hot Topics Panel this week and give their views on the FoFA regulations overturned in the Senate last week - the subsequent Grandfathering resolution announced yesterday - and the likely impact on consumer confidence, practice operation, and product distribution.