Alex Malley FCPA

Chief Executive Officer, CPA Australia
Australia's Competitiveness: From Lucky Country to Competitive Country
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
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CPA Australia is set to release a ground-breaking new study into Australia’s international competitiveness.

The conditions that underpinned Australia’s strong economic performance over the past decade are unlikely to be repeated in the coming decades as the Chinese economy transforms towards a modern services-based economy.

We are at a tipping point, and this new book Australia’s Competitiveness: From Lucky Country to Competitive Country is the most extensive research our country has seen on an issue critical to our future prosperity.  It draws on the insights of 6,000 business leaders from Australia and overseas.

The book was co-authored by Professor Michael Enright, a world leading authority in competitiveness and regional economic development policy, together with Asia specialist Professor Richard Petty.

Alex Malley FCPA believes that effective leaders possess the courage to fail in order to meet a vision. This has been the driving force behind his successful career and remains so as the Chief Executive of CPA Australia; the largest accounting body in Australia.

Responsible for 19 offices globally and more than 144,000 members in 127 countries, Alex was recently one of only two Australians to be included on The Accountant publication’s list of the world’s top 50 most influential people in the accounting profession.

Addressing leadership matters is something he has always taken very seriously. As host of the television series The Bottom Line, screening nationally on the Nine Network Australia, Alex brings these issues into sharp focus through interviews with fellow leaders from business, politics and the community. The interview he conducted with the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was the most substantive ever filmed. News surrounding it reached an estimated audience of over one billion people.

In addition to writing a regular blog for The Huffington Post, Alex fronts CPA Australia’s online community and reality series, The Naked CEO, and is a regular business commentator on the nationally-syndicated programs, The Money News on 2GB and Sky News Business.

Alex serves on a number of councils, boards and government sector committees, including the International Integrated Reporting Council, domiciled in London.