CEO talent: Where do Australia's CEOs come from?
Ian D. Gow | Christopher R. Stewart
Observers frequently suggest that Australian companies operate in a global market for CEO talent. We dig deeper and try to answer a number of questions. Where do Australia’s largest companies find their CEOs? How often do Australia’s biggest public companies recruit CEOs from overseas? The answers to these questions have important implications. If Australian firms recruit CEOs from abroad, then CEO compensation will likely need to be commensurate with international standards. Furthermore, if Australian firms are highly dependent upon foreign sources for CEO talent, there may be a need to boost education and training, much of which is inevitably on the job, to increase the supply of corporate leaders for Australian companies.
12 Apr 2018