December, 2017

The 2017 Crikeys: the best and worst of Aussie business

, Dec 22, 2017

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Adam Schwab tallies the great snubs and flubs of the business world in 2017.
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As Cootes is grounded, Rowsthorn heads back to the top

, Feb 19, 2014

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Behind the grounding of truck fleet Cootes was one of the worst floats in Australian history. The company's parent McAleese crashed on the sharemarket under former Asciano boss Mark Rowsthorn.

Highly paid Asciano chief has left the building

, Feb 08, 2011

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One of Australia’s most controversial and highly paid chief executives, Mark Rowsthorn, has left his role heading transport company Asciano.

Crikey Business Awards (part II): the forgotten stars of 2010 …

, Dec 22, 2010

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Each year, Crikey puts together a list of truly extraordinary business, political and legal performers.

Norris’ pay obscenely high but not the worst

, Sep 20, 2010

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It seems like the widespread criticism of Ralph Norris’ $16 million pay packet for 2010 is perhaps harsh -- in relative terms.

A $900k bonus for the head of a flailing company

, Jun 16, 2010

Asciano's share price is now 86% less than its June 2007 peak, amid billions of dollars of losses. But the board has decided to not only extend the contract of CEO Mark Rowsthorn but also pay him a "one off" bonus of $900,000.

Crikey’s Business Awards of the Year: people

, Dec 23, 2009

While Australian stock markets rebounded with vigor, and property prices continued to bubble away, Crikey celebrates those who made it all possible, and made 2009 truly a year to remember.

Rowsthorn’s millions must be rebuffed

, Aug 28, 2009

In the past two decades, we've witnessed an almighty increase in executive remuneration, with even the GFC unable to dampen it. No better example is the case of the embattled Asciano and its CEO, Mark Rowsthorn.

Rowsthorn and Asciano: pulling rabbits out of hats

, Jun 23, 2009

Following an extensive nine-month process to sell itself, Asciano pulled out a proverbial rabbit last week when it announced a $2.35 billion underwritten capital raising to alleviate short-term debt concerns.