Submarine build – not such a boon for Adelaide?

Defence and industry officials testifying to Senate estimates this week have cast doubt on the potential benefits to the South Australian economy of Australia’s $50 billion French submarine buy. The most damaging testimony to government assurances came from Defence’s deputy secretary, Stephen Johnson, questioned by SA Senator Penny Wong. While the government has claimed the…

The vital role of leadership in business transformation

Forum member Adam Salzer OAM reports on the readiness of boards and especially Chairs of companies to truly transform their businesses. The Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association (AusTTA) has conducted extensive research into what are the Best Practices at Board level that are required to lead a complex organisation fundamental Transformation. Data gathering included surveys…

Profiles of success: the Australian manufacturer making rubbish road ready

The concept of the circular economy has gained traction lately, as more people and the businesses that sell to them acknowledge growing populations and limited natural resources. Multinational brands are setting ambitious targets on reusable and recyclable material use. And ambitious countries such as the Netherlands are getting involved. The Dutch have committed to halve raw resource use by 2030 and to “achieve circularity”, or a completely circular economy, by 2050.