Nov 1, 2017

Should the Sydney Theatre Company keep Ian Narev on its board?

The Commonwealth Bank’s Ian Narev may not be too popular with regulators or investors, writes Ben Eltham. But Narev retains the confidence of one key group: board members of the Sydney Theatre Company.

Ben Eltham — <em>Crikey</em> arts commentator

Ben Eltham

Crikey arts commentator

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“Organisations are defined by how well they overcome challenges,” embattled Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev wrote in his chairman’s report for the Sydney Theatre Company, in its 2016 Annual Report.

Narev ought to know. The challenges of making high-end theatre pale in comparison to those currently facing the Commonwealth Bank, of which Narev is the outgoing CEO.

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3 thoughts on “Should the Sydney Theatre Company keep Ian Narev on its board?

  1. zut alors

    Was Sir Les Patterson ever replaced on the Oz Cheese Board?

    Perhaps they’ll give Narev a gig.

  2. klewso

    ….. Are they doing Oliver Twist?

  3. Peter Wileman

    “Ian is a very good man — in fact one of the smartest and most ethical men I have met in the senior circles of Australian business..” just like Max Byalistock from ‘The Producers’.

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