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‘A proposal to gut journalism in Australia’: corporate directors want less transparency

‘A proposal to gut journalism in Australia’: corporate directors want less transparency

Company directors no longer want to be named on the ASIC register, but journalists say using unique numbers instead to identify them will make business journalism far harder.

The Power Index: it’s who Malcolm Broomhead knows that counts

The Power Index: it’s who Malcolm Broomhead knows that counts

Nobody is more connected in Australian business than former Orica chief Malcolm Broomhead. That's the result of The Power Index crunching Optimice's data on a boardroom connectedness basis.

The Power Index: why David Gonski rules the boardroom

The Power Index: why David Gonski rules the boardroom

David Gonski, not surprisingly, rejects the idea of his own power. But when you add up his boardroom roles -- from Coca-Cola to Investec to Infrastructure NSW and the Sydney Theatre Company -- and his relationships in Canberra, there's little doubt he rules corporate Australia.

The Power Index: biz directors, Bob Every at #7

The Power Index: biz directors, Bob Every at #7

Bob Every is responsible for a lot of jobs as chairman of retail giant Wesfarmers and building products manufacturer Boral. But the corporate veteran who helps steer the country's biggest retailers -- and dolls out big salaries to its bosses -- would rather talk about his charity work.

The Power Index: board members of companies larger than $50b

The Power Index: board members of companies larger than $50b

A ranking of ASX board members based on the combined market capitalisation of their companies (worth $50 billion or more). Data compiled by business intelligence firm Optimice and sourced from Thomson Reuters as of October 26.

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

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.

Who’s the most powerful person in Australian boardrooms?

Who’s the most powerful person in Australian boardrooms?

Who are the most powerful people in Australian boardrooms? Beyond the bosses, a small clutch of well-connected, highly influential directors are driving corporate strategy.