Business Directors

Nov 26, 2012

Who’s the most powerful person in Australian boardrooms?

Who are the most powerful people in Australian boardrooms? Beyond the bosses, a small clutch of well-connected, highly influential directors are driving corporate strategy.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Who’s really in charge of white-collar Australia? Of the thousands of men and women who sit in boardrooms, who are the 10 most powerful corporate and not-for-profit directors?

Ranking them — as The Power Index begins today — is no easy task. How do you begin to assess internal boardroom dynamics, let alone order a list of names? Should a powerful director be able to force change inside one firm, across a number of different organisations, or broadly as a public actor? Should directors of private companies be included?

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2 thoughts on “Who’s the most powerful person in Australian boardrooms?

  1. CML

    And we Crikey subscribers need to know all this sh+t because…..?
    Total waste of time and effort. People (mostly men) at this level have no relevance to anyone in the real world. They are usually extremely wealthy, white, conservative, ruthless and dangerous to ordinary people. A bit like the Coalition they all support.

  2. t p

    Women just 12% of boards. How many are indigenous ?

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