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"There is big cultural change blowing through. If we persist in a fortress-Australia approach, we’ll be left behind"
Leading the charge for our new season of interviews featuring the category winners of the 2021 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards is the overall award-winner, Diana Nguyen.
Long gone are the days when an organisation’s general counsel was a legal technician, dispensing black letter law from the Office of the General Counsel – a place the business viewed with trepidation, much like a student views a visit to the headmaster’s office!
Leaders in every sector of the economy are under intense scrutiny, reinforcing the high stakes involved in ensuring the right person has been selected to lead.
We are deeply humbled to receive the inaugural IDEA Award for outstanding contribution to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access by the global Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
Chief executives took a sizeable pay cut this year amid the coronavirus pandemic which has slashed the pay of their workforces, with leading bosses such as Macquarie's Shemara Wikramanayake, Transurban's Scott Charlton and Qantas' Alan Joyce among those to take the biggest hit.
We can see the wave of change thundering through organisations – driving an increased need to invest in staff who are agile, digitally savvy and creative. At the same time, organisations need to implement new (and lower cost) models and structures to meet the competitive landscape.
With the world facing the most disruptive period in history, the chief executives of today are either shaping the business models of tomorrow, and creating new growth engines, or watching in horror as their traditional revenue streams dwindle to a trickle.
The future CISO is a forward-thinking IT business leader with deep exposure to the C-Suite and Board. They are security guardians – prescient and proactive in cyber risk management – and highly strategic at adapting, preventing, and responding to cyber risk threats. Further, they convey these threats through metricated data to protect an organisation’s finances, assets, brand and customers.
While gender diversity is still at the forefront of external search assignments and internal succession programs for leading Australian companies, a recent Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) panel on “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling” has reaffirmed ‘cultural diversity’ as a critical lens for leadership succession.