Elizabeth Broderick AO is on a mission to achieve gender equality, using a unique model that gets more men involved. She's also scouring the globe to uncover key issues affecting women and girls for the United Nations.
Dr Gary Johns has faced his fair share of critics over the years, but Australia's charities commissioner and former Labor MP is more focused on making the sector transparent than engaging in political bunfights.
A new breed of ambitious and talented women in Asia has some advice for getting ahead: back yourself all the way to the corner office, and don't sweat the small stuff.
CEO, qualified lawyer, advocate, board member, chair and high-profile public servant … there are few titles Elizabeth Proust has not enjoyed throughout her career.
Under the stewardship of Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan AO, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is combining moral appeals with hard numbers in a bid to ensure more people pay the tax they owe.
As a leading adviser and chief economist of one of Vietnam's largest commercial banks, Dr Cam Van Luc CPA is in a unique position.
Asialink CEO Penny Burtt's work is driven by her passion for forging strong international partnerships. Burtt's vision is for Asialink to be Australia's leading centre for Asia engagement, through delivering insight, capability building and connections.
In the age of digital payments, CEO Dan Schulman kept the company relevant by teaming up with its foes. In the process, PayPal quietly took over the check-out button.
Dinosaurs have been extinct for millennia, but Australian animatronics company Creature Technology Co. is in the business of bringing them to life.
Leading economist, Reserve Bank of Australia board member and now dean of one of Australia's most prestigious business schools, Professor Ian Harper has plans to bring academia and business closer.
Karen Stocks FCPA is at the heart of debates about what information consumers want, where the internet is headed and how machine learning will transform data analysis.
For Ayesha Khanna, artificial intelligence must be an aide to humanity, not a destroyer of it. Ahead of her appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Khanna speaks to CPA Australia about AI, accounting and putting humans first.
Helen Coonan has scored plenty of firsts in her career. Now, as first chair of the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), she has a vision for how the financial services sector should deal with dissatisfied consumers.
US Navy lieutenant Bill Conway didn't fire a bullet against the Taliban, but with forensic financial analysis and modern accounting practices, he brought the terrorist sect to its knees.
Hong Kong-based entrepreneur and tycoon Allan Zeman FCPA isn’t shy and is quick to spot opportunity – and dress up as a jellyfish. But there is more to him than meets the eye.
When he’s not running MYOB, Tim Reed is likely to be found kicking a football with his children, reading about quantum computing or horse riding to clear his head.
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has stopped infighting, restored morale and created more than US$250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.
With time at Instagram and Facebook to leverage, Strava CEO James Quarles wants to make his fitness tracking app a community for the most engaged athletes in the world.
Does Amazon’s entry into Australia bother Ruslan Kogan? Heck no. Look up LED TVs on amazon.com.au and the first few listings are … yep, you guessed it, for kogan.com.
There’s so much more to demographer and analyst Bernard Salt than a quip about A$22 smashed avocado on toast.
Jane Lu's fashion webite Showpo is a lean machine powered by social media and more than A$30 million in annual sales - not a bad result for a 31-year-old corporate dropout.
It’s easy to feel pessimistic, but with his 2017 documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel", former US vice president Al Gore continues to rally the fight for the planet.
Jeff Bezos has a plan much bolder than bringing Amazon to Australia in 2018. It’s to live long enough to see people in space and know that he played a part in putting them there.
When Jack Ma met Donald Trump, he promised his Alibaba e-commerce platform would help create one million jobs over five years in the US.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg inspires her fans, and her employees, to talk about sadness, even tragedy, at work. That can be healing – and very good for business.
The best leader isn’t always the loudest voice in the room, says Wallabies Rugby Union captain Stephen Moore, but you will always find them consistent and resilient.
Horse racing is a glamorous industry where hyperbole abounds but there’s no doubt Gai Waterhouse is a true icon of the sport.
Always a fighter, Derryn Hinch is a cancer survivor and now a senator in Australia’s parliament. He’s focusing his combative energies on issues ranging from domestic violence, voluntary euthanasia and organ donation, to ending live exports and setting up a sex offenders register.
As captain of Australia's cricket team, Michael Clarke revealed a fighting spirit and level of skill to match his greatest predecessors.
Fiona Wood has been on a search to find a better way to treat burns victims. Now she is connecting with other medical researchers to help complete the jigsaw.
Privileged upbringing, politician, diplomat ... you may think you have Alexander Downer pegged. But add “petrol head” to the list and think again.
Germaine Greer, famously linked with the women’s movement, has been a passionate and fearless advocate on a wide range of issues for almost five decades – and she’s not about to change.
Known by millions of fans as “King of the Waltz”, Dutch violinist André Rieu has turned his love of classical music into a multimillion-dollar business – an idea, he says, that was inspired by Johann Strauss.
Since taking on the role of Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police just over a year ago, Graham Ashton AM has been on a quest to improve the mental health of his troops and inspire confidence in the organisation.
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As chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison fought to improve the culture of the organisation and the treatment of women in its ranks. It’s a battle he’s now waging in the wider community.
As organised crime finds increasingly sophisticated ways to outwit financial systems, AUSTRAC regulator Paul Jevtovic is on a mission to work with business to make Australia a safer place.
Brilliant yet divisive, trailblazing neurosurgeon Charlie Teo continues to push the boundaries – inside and outside the operating theatre.
As an international lawyer, academic and now president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs has long been accustomed to fighting for people’s rights. Little did she imagine she would need to defend her own integrity.
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As Australia prepares for a general election, the focus is sharpening on the man who has steadied the Labor Party ship.
Fifty years after entering the cut-and-thrust world of the Canberra press gallery, Laurie Oakes has lost none of his passion for bringing politics to the people.
John Lo, the man who holds the purse strings of internet giant Tencent, has a simple vision for the future: a world seamlessly linked by digital technology.
Kerrie Mather has a 20-year vision for Sydney Airport that focuses on embracing new technologies, creating flexible infrastructure and providing customers with a first-class experience.
He’s the father of video gaming (Pong anyone?), online ordering and in-car navigation systems. Now he’s trying to revolutionise education with his BrainRush company. Meet Nolan Bushnell, the man who helped make the modern world.
The National Rugby League is breaking out of its boys’ own culture and former chief operating officer Suzanne Young CPA was in the front row of the push.
Alex Malley speaks to Dr Paul Brock on education, family and life as a motor neurone disease campaigner.