The Bamboo Ceiling: Asian Talent Missing from the Boardroom and ASX Leadership Teams

The bamboo ceiling is the invisible barrier to professional advancement for Australians with an Asian cultural background and it clearly exists. Statistics in this area on every level from Diversity Council Australia are disappointing. Less than 2% of Asians are in senior leadership positions in ASX200 companies, and less than 4% of Asians are in the boardroom. Anyone […]

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The Dream Team Advisory Board

When you are starting out in business, you will recognise that it can be a very lonely experience. You may have a couple of key people that are your ‘go to’ resource for advice. It is quite common for business owners to reach out to a former colleague, mentor, maybe a family member or even their accountant. However, […]

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Why Board Directors Need to Have Skin in the Game

Warren Buffett is widely regarded as the most successful investor in the world at 85 years of age, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway with a personal net worth of $US66.9 billion (April 2016). He is most often referenced when the phrase “skin in the game” is mentioned due to his long standing views that board […]

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Hot Skills Are Required in the Boardroom

Traditionally the majority of board directors have come to the table with a very narrow skill set, usually focused on Accounting, Finance, Governance and Legal areas of expertise. Whilst important, boards are under increasing pressure to understand Business Strategy, Technology, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Strategy, Marketing and Human Resources. In the long term, I believe we […]

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