To be ahead of the current retail downturn, it is important to invest in your people, tap into emerging markets and build your flagship strategy, says Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page.
As Qantas chief Alan Joyce took his seat at Meet the CEO, an Australian School of Business alumni event, the audience was asked “Is Joyce the craziest or the bravest CEO in Australia?”
Attracting and retaining good staff is the key issue facing business over the next decade, Wesfarmers' chief Richard Goyder said at the first Meet the CEO event for 2010.
Treasury Secretary Dr Ken Henry said Australia's quick response to the global financial crisis was a big contributor to avoiding the scale of the recession experienced in the US.
The ABC is leading the way in using innovation and new technology to reach new audiences, said the corporation's managing director, Mark Scott, at the latest Meet the CEO event.
Corporations should be managed for long-term value rather than quarter-by-quarter, said SingTel Group chief Chua Sock Koong, at the first Meet the CEO event for 2009.
Two large donations from the Macquarie Group will pay dividends for the business community.