‘Insight Lunch’ with David Gonski

Collins Consulting Group’s Insight Lunch was an opportunity for special guest David Gonski, to join other prominent executives from renowned Australian and global businesses to share their thoughts and ideas on the chosen topic of “scrutinising the revolution in the financial services industry”. Discussion points included:

The Johnson Report: Should Australia become a regional centre? Should the ASX alter its role through new licensing arrangements and trading platforms?

Executive remuneration: Is executive remuneration really the problem it is perceived to be? What effect might the Productivity Commission’s recommendations have on the executive labour market in Australia?

Institutional investors: What is the role of institutional investors in establishing corporate accountability? Have Australia’s institutional investors been too cautious in using their powers to hold companies accountable?

The role of Boards: How should organisations and boards ensure that directors really have the skills, capacity and will to ensure rigout in decision-making?

Corporate social responsibility: What does corporate social responsibility mean to you? Has this changed since the Global Financial Crisis?

Guests were able to investigate their ideas and challenges with someone of the calibre and experience that David brings.

David is now the Chairman of ANZ.  Prior to this he became the Chairman of Investec Bank (Australia) after Investec acquired his corporate advisory firm Wentworth Associates. David established Wentworth Associates after leaving his role as Partner of Freehills. In addition to being the Chairman for ASX Ltd, Coca-Cola Amatil, National EHealth Transition Authority, UNSW Foundation, Sydney Grammar School and the Sydney Theatre Company, David is also a Director of Westfield Group and Singapore Airlines, and a Chancellor of the UNSW. Previously David was a member of the Takeovers Panel, President of NSW Art Gallery, Director of ANZ Bank and Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts.

Guest comment:

“Many thanks for an enjoyable lunch. Appreciated the views and advice from an impressive and interesting group of guests.” — CEO, Global Investment Bank

For further information on our upcoming Insight Lunch events, please contact:

Sharon Mackie


Direct:  +61 29235 9806
Email:  sharon@talentsearchhaus.com