In High Places

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


'My team was charged with finding out where the Taliban got its money from and how much.' US Navy Lieutenant Bill Conway, who used his accounting acumen to fight terrorism. Photography: Chris Strong.

From accounting to bringing down the Taliban


A willingness to have fun combined with shrewd business acumen has made entrepreneur Allan Zeman FCPA well loved in Hong Kong.

Being Allan Zeman, Hong Kong entrepreneur and 'Mr Lan Kwai Fong'


Tim Reed always wanted to be involved in business in some way, shape or form.

Courage, humility, drive and vision: what MYOB's Tim Reed values most in leaders


One of Satya Nadella’s first acts after becoming CEO of Microsoft was to ask the company’s top executives to read Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, a treatise on empathic collaboration.

Transforming culture at Microsoft: Satya Nadella sets a new tone


Strava's CEO James Quarles, a former Instagram and Facebook executive, is no stranger to building successful digital communities. Photos by Marc Olivier Le Blanc.

Strava success: why the app adds a million new users every 40 days


Ruslan Kogan, founder kogan.com. Photos by Damien Pleming.

Amazon's entry to Australia doesn't worry Ruslan Kogan


Start typing Bernard Salt's name into Google and the very first thing that comes up is "Bernard Salt avocado". Sadly for him, this does not mean Salt has a prolific sideline as a TV chef. Photos by Jarrod Barnes.

No trust, no job security: Bernard Salt on the uncertain future


Jane Lu's motto is "work hard, play hard, more wine, less whine". Photos by Graham Jepson.

From garage to business empire in 7 years for The Lazy CEO


Gore at the premiere of An Incovenient Sequel at the 13th Zurich Film Festival on 8 October 2017

Al Gore calls for faster action on climate change


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