Business Directors

Nov 29, 2012

The Power Index: biz directors, Kevin McCann at #8

A failed political tilt turned into a glittering corporate career for Kevin McCann, who steers the boards of millionaire factory Macquarie and Origin Energy among other high-profile business gigs. Name nearly any sector of the Australian economy and he's touched it.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

For someone who was once just 10 votes shy of denying Tony Abbott a seat in federal parliament, Kevin “Harry” McCann is a difficult man to pin down.

In the corporate world he’s been omnipotent for decades — lately as chair of Macquarie Bank and Origin Energy, as a director at BlueScope and a fierce advocate for the rights of women and the smashing of the directors’ club. But despite numerous calls and emails, The Power Index couldn’t raise the lawyerly phenom (who to be fair has been off sick), even for a quick chat.

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