The nation's business leaders regard a private school sinecure as the ultimate networking opportunity, a chance to give back, or to stay in touch with their kids. Here's the power players we found on some boards drawn from Mark Latham's private school hit-list.
Arts philanthropists Simon and Catriona Mordant have sold their Darling Point penthouse after seven months on the market, with a suggested $6.5 million price tag.
It can be safely said that Aboriginal people have never seen Noel Pearson as the great hope. The voices of dissent and sometimes outrage have not been heard over the clamour of the media and politicians to find the quick fix, the one sure cure for the Aboriginal problem, that Pearson has seemed to represent.
A former UK director at Halford, chief merchandise officer and Walmart and director at Asada, now managing director of supermarket giant Coles. McLeod’s biggest legacy has been the push for more home brand products in Coles stores, a strategy which has been followed by the rest of the industry.
Not only does the pony-tailed Sydneysider cook a mean steak at his Rockpool restaurants, he's even tested his cooking in that most fickle of markets: airline food. Perry's the official Qantas chef and he's got friends in high places. Foodies adore him. And, some say, Planet Perry adores himself too.
Ratings at the biggest foodie juggernaut on television might be down, but Bashfield still influences what Australians plate up at home. The long-time TV producer knows what works on the screen (and has a hefty little black book of chefs) but also believes in the power of the MasterChef brand to change the way Aussie kids view cooking.
Companies who want more female leaders need to prove flexibility in working hours doesn't mean getting overlooked for top jobs, says McDonald's CEO Catriona Noble.
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