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This Month

Lisa Wade, chief executive of Digital X.

Why this CEO worries about WFH and ChatGPT

DigitalX boss Lisa Wade has several tools to get through stressful situations. She takes “a few breaths”, taps her watch, or presses her feet into the floor.

  • Sally Patten and Euan Black
There's no lack of former prime ministers giving advice on China. Tony Abbott and Paul Keating are just two.

‘If Abbott and Keating are getting money, who else?’

A public integrity advocate says reported payments to ex-prime ministers by Anthony Pratt raise broader concerns about the payment of pensions to retired politicians.

  • Aaron Patrick
Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase.

The board coup that blindsided Andrew Liveris

In this extract from “Leading through Disruption”, Andrew Liveris reveals how an attempted boardroom coup delivered a hard lesson.

  • Patrick Durkin
Andrew Liveris, for BOSS

Andrew Liveris hits back at Joe Aston

The former Dow CEO is in charge of Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics, but has found time to write about his life, reflecting on his corporate battles and critics.

  • Patrick Durkin
Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley says understanding your priorities will help you make better decisions.

How Sydney Swans boss Tom Harley makes the right decisions

Getting your priorities in order is critical when it comes to making decisions. Sydney Swans chief executive Tom Harley’s key priority is his family.

  • Sally Patten and Euan Black
Sarah Derry, chief executive of Accor in the Pacific, likes living with a bit of chaos as it “breeds creativity”.

Why this CEO avoids email and shuns morning routines

Living with a bit of chaos breeds creativity, says Sarah Derry, CEO of Accor in the Pacific.

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  • Sally Patten and Euan Black
Zip Co group chief executive Cynthia Scott says AI could generate real-time scripts for call-centre workers dealing with tricky enquiries.

How these six CEOs are using AI in their businesses

It is clear that corporate Australia is only at the beginning of its journey with the technology, amid an era defined by low productivity.

  • Sally Patten and Euan Black

‘Be yourself, and if you don’t fit in, then move’

Alinta Energy chief executive Jeff Dimery tells Sally Patten that when he makes a decision, he assesses the consequences of not making it.

  • Sally Patten


“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys. It was a tough, hard-fought contest,” says Adrain Fonseca of GWS Giants’ loss to Carlton last weekend.

This migrant went from Sydney’s west to two mansions in the east

Adrian Fonseca moved to Australia from India when he was 2. Now he GWS’ deputy chairman and has bought two properties in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill for $30 million.

  • Sally Patten

Old hands can be disruptors too

Some of the finalists in the 2023 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies awards are not start-ups, but companies that have been around for a few decades or more.

  • Sally Patten

Why AMP’s CEO turned down PwC’s partner program

Alexis George works by the mantra that if you don’t love something, get out. In our latest podcast she shares her tips for dealing with conflict and making tough decisions.

  • Sally Patten

The most powerful people in the consulting sector in 2023

Last year, the nation’s key players were from the top five firms. This year, they are all outsiders.

  • Edmund Tadros
Aurizon boss Andrew Harding.

Why the CEO of this $7b business wants execs to speak up in meetings

People who sit in meetings and disagree with everyone else, but leave without speaking up, are failing to act with integrity, says Aurizon CEO Andrew Harding.

  • Jenny Wiggins
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy.

What failure taught this CEO about risk-taking

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, chief executive of Xero, says workers can end up ahead after a career setback. She answers our CEO Q&A.

  • Tess Bennett

Get leadership tips from the top in our new podcast

Listen to how senior business leaders rose to the top of corporate Australia, how they lead large teams and how they maintain their energy levels.

  • Sally Patten
Drew O’Malley was appointed CEO of Collins Foods in early 2020.

The one thing this CEO wished he’d learnt at school

When Collins Foods CEO Drew O’Malley was working in sales in his early 20s, he was influenced by two motivational speakers talking about goal-setting.

  • Sally Patten
Nick Goodman: “Getting really good at something is hugely empowering for all other aspects of your life.”

Why GoPro’s CEO doesn’t believe in gadgets or long workouts

A 10-minute exercise session can be enough, says Nick Woodman, and he prefers solutions to tech trinkets. Here, he answers our career questions.

  • Sally Patten
Colombia University professor in development practice Glenn Denning is changing how the world deals with food security.

The Aussie scientist whose mission is to feed the world

Columbia University Professor Glenn Denning has won the prestigious Global Australian of the Year award for his work on improving crop yields.

  • Julie Hare
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy took over from former chief executive Steve Vamos in February.

The secret to landing a job as CEO of an $18b company

Xero’s Sukhinder Singh Cassidy endured a wave of rejections when hunting for her first job after university. Her solution to cast a wider net has served her well since.

  • Tess Bennett