Women on Boards subscribers and their guests are invited to a lunch at Clayton Utz with distinguished Emeritus Professor Peter Swan AO AM FASSA. Prof. Swan is well known across finance and banking sectors as a leading academic, researcher and commentator.
His address will look at:
- The balance of power between CEOs, boards and shareholders; and
- whether CEOs of listed and membership bodies have excessive power and how this impacts shareholders.
Prof. Swan will discuss several case studies from BHP, Woolworths and the membership body, CPA Australia.
Biography of Professor Swan
Professor Peter Swan of the UNSW Business School is a leading academic, journalist and commentator on domestic investment, and on a range of political and economic issues. He undertakes research into corporate finance, corporate governance including board structure, investments, stock market trading and design, M&A activity, and many other areas of finance and economics. His high public profile in the media is due to his success in promoting reforms such as tax imputation and the retention of the Australian Stock Exchange in Australian rather than Singaporean ownership. He is currently campaigning to have the ASX Corporate Governance Council abolished.
Peter completed his Honours Economics Degree at ANU, his PhD at Monash and after a visiting position at the University of Chicago, joined the Economics faculty at ANU, then to a chair at AGSM, and was foundation professor in the Finance Department at the University of Sydney prior to returning to UNSW. Peter was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 1997 and gained recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours lists in 2003 and 2016 with the Order of Australia (AM) and (AO), respectively.
Limited places available to WOB subscribers and their guests only.
With thanks to our corporate host