Executive Profiles

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1979)

How Isaac Stern influenced  East / West relations through the power of classical music In June of 1979, American virtuoso violinist Isaac Stern visited China as a special guest of the China…


English Tests: Should new Australians have to pass them in 2022?

Should new Australians have to pass an English test to become citizens? Prime Minister Scott Morrison with new citizens in 2020. Mick Tsikas/AAP Matteo Bonotti, Monash University On Australia Day each year, thousands…

Grace Wu, the Sydney property developer with a billion dollar pipeline

Grace Wu is the Executive director of Bridgestone Projects, Norwest Developments and Megaward Property Group and who oversees a billion dollar pipeline of residential projects throughout the rapidly gentrifying areas of Castle…

Sir Rod Eddington AO: We need more Asia capable Australians

Few Australian business leaders today can profess a career that spans several decades on the international stage and hence speak with fine authority on how Australia can best leverage itself to engage the powerhouses of Asia.
Strong academic credentials underpin a career at the top level of corporate life. Hailing from the University of Western Australia, he went on as Rhodes Scholar in 1974 to earn a doctorate in Engineering Science at Oxford University. Joining the Swire Group in 1979, transport and aviation began to circumscribe his career.
Through the Swire Group-owned Cathay Pacific, he worked extensively in Hong Kong, Korea and Japan accumulating rich experience in dealing with diverse cultures and differing attitudes towards business practice.
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Michael Mai: a family legacy

When you meet a leading entrepreneur for the first time, it’s hard to know what to expect. Clichés of fast cars and arrogance may spring to mind, but with Michael Mai, it couldn’t be…

Jaime Martín: MSO’s new Chief Conductor

Jaime Martín is the MSO’s new Chief Conductor In a major coup for Victoria’s arts community, Jaime Martín is the new charismatic Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Martín is…

David Li AM: Philanthropist for the Arts and Education

Successful business leader, philanthropist and outstanding advocate of the arts, David Li AM  was earlier this year appointed the coveted role of Chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. This follows last year’s…

The legacy of the late Dr Victor Chang

The Late Dr Victor Chang: Remembering his legacy Victor Chang was one of Australia’s great citizens. A charming yet deeply private person, he became known world-wide as leading heart surgeon and heart…

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