Influential Exports

Two New Zealanders made The Bulletin‘s annual list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in Australia. Fairfax Media Chief Executive David Kirk is ranked fifteenth on the list. The former All Black Captain has headed the publishing giant, which owns The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review, since 2005. According to The Bulletin, his aim is “to transform Fairfax into a fully integrated digital media publishing business”. Former Air NZ Chief Executive Ralph Norris is listed in twenty-second place. Norris is now CEO of the Commonwealth Bank, where he oversees the fortunes of 710,000 shareholders and over AU$425 billion in assets. The Bulletin‘s Most Influential list is topped by Frank Lowy (Westfield Group), James Packer (PBL) and Michael Chaney (National Australia Bank, Woodside).


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