Westpac gives itself 12 months to replace CFO

Original article by Tim Boyd
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 20 : 13-Sep-19

Westpac announced on 12 September that chief financial officer Peter King will retire in 2020, with King having joined Westpac from Deloitte in 1994. King became deputy CFO in 2011 and CFO in 2014, replacing Phil Coffey. King says that Westpac has transformed itself in the time that he has been there, while UBS banking analyst Jonathan Mott said that whomever Westpac chooses to replace King "will have some big boots to fill". Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer thanked King for his significant contribution to the company.

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WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU LIMITED

Program interruption: Nine caught on back foot as CFO Barnes exits

Original article by Zoe Samios
The Australian – Page: 19 : 15-Aug-19

Nine Entertainment has confirmed speculation that CFO Greg Barnes is to leave the company, with Nine stating Barnes will finish with it after the release of its full year results on 22 August. Nine’s integration with Fairfax following their $4 billion merger is currently in progress, and it is considered unusual for a CFO to be leaving at such a time. Barnes had been CFO at CSR before joining Nine, while recruiting firm Spencer Stuart has been hired to find his replacement.

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NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED, CSR LIMITED – ASX CSR, SPENCER STUART AND ASSOCIATES

Dane to replace Lynch at Rio Tinto

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 24 : 13-Jun-18

Rio Tinto has advised that CFO Chris Lynch will step down in September, after four years in the role. He will be succeeded by Jakob Stausholm, who has previously held executive roles at companies such as Shell and AP Moller-Maersk. Stausholm was also Shell’s representative on Woodside Petroleum’s board for several years. Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques has praised the contribution of Lynch, who had flagged his intention to retire in September 2017.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC, AP MOLLER-MAERSK AS, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, ISS A/S, UNITED STATES. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

CommBank finance boss Jesudason jumps ship

Original article by James Eyers, Jonathan Shapiro, Will Willitts
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 & 14 : 15-May-18

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has named Alan Docherty as its acting CFO following the sudden resignation of Rob Jesudason after less than a year in the role. Docherty is currently the CFO of the institutional banking and markets division, and he joined CBA in 2003. Jesudason’s departure for a role in Hong Kong is the latest setback for CEO Matt Comyn, with six key executives resigning since he succeeded Ian Narev. Jesudason has expressed interest in becoming CEO, but sources have indicated that he was not in contention.

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COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, BLOCK.ONE, CREDIT SUISSE AG, JP MORGAN AND COMPANY INCORPORATED, BARCLAYS BANK PLC, GE CAPITAL CORPORATION, McKINSEY AND COMPANY

Broken Hill boy leaves Rio in good shape

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 27-Sep-17

The impending retirement of Rio Tinto’s CFO Chris Lynch will leave Alf Barrios as the only member of the executive committee who was appointed before Jean-Sebastien ­Jacques became CEO in mid-2016. Rio Tinto recently advised that Lynch will step down in the next 12 months, and Lynch himself stresses that it was a personal decision to do so. Lynch, who was appointed CFO in 2013, says Rio Tinto is in "great shape", with a healthy balance sheet and cost structure. Its annual costs have been slashed by $US8.2bn since 2013.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, TRANSURBAN GROUP LIMITED – ASX TCL, ALUMINIUM CORPORATION OF CHINA LIMITED

Kelly set for early departure from Nine

Original article by Jake Mitchell
The Australian – Page: 21 : 25-Feb-16

Australian-listed media group Nine Entertainment Company has advised that CFO and COO Simon Kelly will step down at the end of February 2016. He was originally slated to depart at the end of May. Nine will release its 2015-16 interim financial results on 25 February, and may update shareholders on its streaming dispute with regional affiliate WIN Corporation. Nine is also tipped to extend its share buyback.

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NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, WIN CORPORATION PTY LTD, TICKETEK, NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE

Lynch in box seat for CFO at Seven

Original article by Jake Mitchell
The Australian – Page: 21 : 4-Nov-15

Australian-listed Seven West Media is shortly expected to announce a successor to former CFO Dave Boorman, who stepped down in early 2015. Warwick Lynch has been acting CFO, and he is believed to be the leading candidate to take on the role permanently. Lynch was also acting CFO prior to Boorman’s appointment in mid-2013. Boorman recently became the CFO at Ten Network.

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SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX TEN, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, PEOPLE ONE PTY LTD, SEVEN GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX SVW

Coca-Cola Amatil appoints Woolies exec as CFO

Original article by Sue Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 23 : 26-Mar-15

Australian-listed Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has advised that Martyn Roberts will replace Nessa O’Sullivan as CFO later in 2015. Roberts has held several executive positions at Woolworths during his seven-year tenure at the retailer, and has previously worked for companies such as Louis Vuitton and Apparel Group. There have been a number of management changes at CCA under current CEO Alison Watkins

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COCA-COLA AMATIL LIMITED – ASX CCL, WOOLWORTHS LIMITED – ASX WOW, APPAREL GROUP PTY LTD, LOUIS VUITTON, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, SPC ARDMONA LIMITED, RECKITT BENCKISER (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

Coca-Cola Amatil appoints Woolies exec as CFO

Original article by Sue Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 23 : 26-Mar-15

Australian-listed Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has advised that Martyn Roberts will replace Nessa O’Sullivan as CFO later in 2015. Roberts has held several executive positions at Woolworths during his seven-year tenure at the retailer, and has previously worked for companies such as Louis Vuitton and Apparel Group. There have been a number of management changes at CCA under current CEO Alison Watkins

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COCA-COLA AMATIL LIMITED – ASX CCL, WOOLWORTHS LIMITED – ASX WOW, APPAREL GROUP PTY LTD, LOUIS VUITTON, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, SPC ARDMONA LIMITED, RECKITT BENCKISER (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

Atlassian fast tracks NYSE float

Original article by Patrick Durkin
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 12-Feb-15

Australian entrepreneurs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes are currently in 35th and 36th place on the "BRW" Rich List. However, their personal wealth is likely to increase significantly if Atlassian Software lists on the US sharemarket. The company has recruited former eBay executive Erik Bardman to fill the post of CFO. Atlassian president Jay Simons has given indications that the group could pursue an IPO in 2015

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ATLASSIAN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS PTY LTD, EBAY INCORPORATED, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, NASDAQ, ORACLE CORPORATION, SAP AG, IBM CORPORATION, MICROSOFT CORPORATION, COCHLEAR LIMITED – ASX COH, UNITED STATES. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, T ROWE PRICE GROUP INCORPORATED, DRAGONEER INVESTMENT GROUP LLC, HORTONWORKS, NEW RELIC, BOX, CISCO SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, CITRIX SYSTEMS INCORPORATED