Critical Issues Series

The Critical Issues series, in partnership with The Australian, is a series of exclusive interviews with chief executives, chief financial officers and senior executives from some of the nation’s largest and most high-profile companies.

These Chartered Accountants discuss a range of critical business issues including the role financial integrity and ethics play in good business practice, the impact of regulation on growth, and exploring what economic indicators businesses can use to plan for the future.

Article last updated 20 September 2013

Mark Ryan

Aquaculture in a mining obsessed country

"We've had to maintain that clean, green practice".
Hear Tassal Group CEO and Chartered Accountant, Mark Ryan, discuss his view on emerging markets, including opportunities for aquaculture.

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David Craig

More rate cuts to come

Commonwealth Bank CFO David Craig talks to Michael Bennett about operating in the current tough economic climate.

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Julie Raffe

Julie Raffe on transparency and China

Village Roadshow CFO Julie Raffe, outlines her drive for transparency and says there is a big future in China for cultural and creative industries.

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Rachel Grimes

Why Australia is doing so well

Westpac's Rachel Grimes discusses Australia's envied economic position.

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Luke Sayer

Rule changes turning off investors

PwC Australia CEO warns that Australia's reputation for stability is at risk.

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Paul Urquhart

The future of post

Australia Post's Paul Urquhart talks about the future of conventional post in the digital world.

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Lee White

Strong economic fundamentals

Institute of Chartered Accountants CEO, Lee White, talks about the strong fundamentals of the Australian economy in 2013.

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Geoff Brayshaw

Skills shortage crisis

Fortescue Metals' non-executive director, Geoff Brayshaw, talks about the skills shortage crisis in Australia.

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