Business Directors

Nov 28, 2012

The Power Index: biz directors, Roger Corbett at #9

From former Woolworths boss to chairman of a failing media brand, Roger Corbett's stocks have fallen dramatically in recent years. But he remains among the most powerful business directors in the country through a wide-ranging collection of ASX gigs.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

With two of the three ASX firms he chairs arguably about to be gobbled up, retired retail king Roger Corbett by rights shouldn’t be anywhere near The Power Index‘s top 10 directors’ list.

Indeed, for a proud operator whose product nous built Woolworths into the undisputed supermarket goliath before transporting his skills into the boardroom, the shame of being stuck with two sharemarket turkeys — Fairfax Media and ailing agribusiness PrimeAg — must be galling.

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3 thoughts on “The Power Index: biz directors, Roger Corbett at #9

  1. drovers cat

    A pretty friendly article on someone who has overseen the demise of once-great Fairfax and thereby threatening the tenuous position of non-Liberal Party-betrothed national publications.
    But then you’d expect a grocer to find a loss leader …

  2. John Bennetts

    Para 1: “by rites…”

    I assume that was meant to be “by rights”.

  3. Will Arnott

    Check out his Lateline interview.

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