Most of the time, when the business pages assess CEOs, there is a polarisation between the highly paid top end of town (who tend to be praised no matter what) and those who haven’t delivered for shareholders (who receive a different sort of treatment). But today we pay tribute to the best value CEOs in Australia -- those who have delivered stellar returns for investors, while not spending time feathering their own nest. (Please note, the list doesn't include executives who don’t take a salary such as James Packer).

1. Andrew Bassat --