By Graham White
Six top Australian-born, overseas company figures speak about the impression of globalization and know-how on Australian company during this exam of the way forward for company in Australia. The members are Rupert Murdoch, president and CEO of stories company; Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor corporation around the world; Geoff Bible, president and CEO of the Philip Morris crew; Leigh Clifford, CEO of Rio Tinto PLC; Rod Eddington, CEO of British airlines; and Professor Lord might of Oxford, president of the Royal Society and previous leader clinical consultant to British top Minister Tony Blair. mentioned are Australia's funding competitiveness, govt management, taxation coverage, social attitudes and associations, the Australian paintings ethic, and office kinfolk.
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As he climbed into the topmost ranks of Ford he sought to reshape the company for the twenty-first century, focusing on global competitiveness, closer connections to the consumer, brand/product development, increased diversity, and leadership development. He oversaw the growth and acquisition of Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo, Land Rover and Hertz. In addition, he restructured the Ford Motor Company. He closed plants in the US, Europe, and elsewhere and discontinued models that did not generate adequate profitability.
In addition, he restructured the Ford Motor Company. He closed plants in the US, Europe, and elsewhere and discontinued models that did not generate adequate profitability. He closed or sold unprofitable operations. He was responsible for the formation of the Premier Automotive Group and relocated Lincoln-Mercury to its new headquarters in California. He added strength to Ford’s light truck 2020_text_3/3/03 6/5/03 1:09 PM Page 29 JAC N A S S E R 29 and sport utility vehicles and oversaw a product revolution with the introduction of the Ford Ka and the Ford Focus as well as the sporty, two-seater Thunderbird.
There doesn’t seem to be a history there of giving in the broader social sense. In the US there is. You talked of Australia being attractive for investment: is our tax system competitive? I think so. A tax system doesn’t have to be competitive in every detail at every point as long as overall it is competitive. It is important too that the underlying principles are clear. In general I think the Australian Tax Office has come a long way over the years in its administration. But the tax system is just one element in the investment decision.
2020 Vision: How Global Business Leaders See Australia's Future by Graham White