Murdoch appointed Ten chairman. Lachlan Murdoch has this morning been appointed non-executive chairman of Ten Network, making way for star recruit James Warburton to become managing director.
In the details of a board reshuffle announced today, the mini-mogul will replace current chair Brian Long — who becomes lead independent director — while Warburton becomes chief executive and managing director. — The Power Index (read the full story here)
The Kiwi billionaire with eyes on Tassie. Richard Chandler sent Gunns’ shares soaring this week when he announced he’s looking to pour millions of dollars — $150 million to be precise — into Tasmanian timber company Gunns.
His bold move is set to boost the company’s chances of getting its $2 billion Bell Bay pulp mill up and running in Tasmania. It would also give Chandler a 39% stake in the company — technically making the move a partial takeover. So, he’s rich, and he’s a canny investor. But who is he? — Lucy Clark (read the full story here)
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NSW Art Gallery finds replacement for Capon. The worldwide hunt to find a new director of the Art Gallery of NSW is finally over. The gallery this morning announced that Michael Brand, a Canberra-born Asian art specialist, will be former director Edmund Capon’s replacement.
Brand, a former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, has most recently worked as a consulting director of the Aga Khan Museum currently under construction in Toronto. — The Power Index (read the full story here)
Power Play #24: replace hearing with listening. Power players seem to have been born with much better listening skills than the rest of us. They have an uncanny ability to listen — not only with their ears but with their eyes too.
The way they listen can calm down even the most distressed person. Because when people feel truly heard, they feel understood. Appreciated. Respected. — Rose Herceg (read the full story here)