Executive Profiles

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…

Sarah Chang The Superstar Violin Virtuoso

To follow her career from gifted child prodigy to charismatic international executive musician, one is reminded of the exoticflower that blooms once in a generation. ‘Her exquisite playing, steeped in precision, power and deep wells of passion is at once tender as it is masterful.
TAE: You blazed onto the public gaze at the tender age of 8 with the New York Philharmonic under the batonship of Maestro Zubin Mahta and later at only 13, you made your debut at Carnegie Hall. How much of these experiences have stayed with you?
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Lang Lang, International Pianist

Lang Lang, China’s brilliance in full display on the international stage   In a world musical landscape shaped and influenced by modern music like no other age, classical music has experienced a…

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