In High Places

Roger Simnett FCPA is committed to helping to develop and implement appropriate standards that both reflect and adapt to changing societal needs and norms, and which do not stand in the way of innovative auditing practices. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Roger Simnett FCPA: A singular career in auditing and assurance


Dr Can Van Luc CPA, chief economist at the state-owned BIDV, the country’s second-biggest lender by market value. Image: Boris Zuliani.

Vietnamese economy stands at a crossroads, and Dr Can Van Luc CPA has a front-row seat


Penny Burtt, CEO of Asialink. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Asialink CEO Penny Burtt is driven by some unfinished business


PayPal chief executive officer Dan Schulman (left) believes there’s plenty to go around. Like others in the digital payments business, he describes the potential market as not just online commerce, but all commerce.

Game of PayPal: CEO Dan Schulman keeps PayPal relevant by teaming up with its foes


Creatures on show at <i>Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular</i> at Arena Birmingham.

Meet the accountants at Creature Technology Co. who are bringing dinosaurs to life


More than a decade since stepping aside as chairman of the ACCC, Allan Fels remains committed to fairness and equality. Photos: Jarrod Barnes.

Allan Fels lends his skills to fighting the exploitation of workers


On being appointed the sixth head of the prestigious Melbourne Business School in March 2018, Professor Ian Harper’s mandate was to re-engage MBS with the university and various major external stakeholders. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Economist Ian Harper's grand plans for business education


'Karen Stocks’ career path is a story of taking existing skills and leaping into a role to gain new experience. Not bad for someone who completed high school with no idea about a future career. Photographer: Alan Richardson.

Machine learning or people power? Karen Stocks FCPA has a foot in both worlds.


Ayesha Khanna will talk about AI and machine learning at WCOA 2018.

Learning to love AI: Dr Ayesha Khanna sees a new way forward with artificial intelligence


Helen Coonan, the chair of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), has a CV studded with political, legal and commercial expertise. But just as importantly, it’s underwritten by a strong social conscience. Photographer: Nic Walker.

The Complaints Whisperer: Helen Coonan's clear vision for the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority


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