Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
Australia's business community used to embrace bold and brash ideas, but in recent years it has been stifled by a lack of creativity and initiative, affecting our prospects for productivity and growth.
It's long been assumed that boards with a majority of independent directors are better able to protect shareholder interests, but research shows that such board composition destroys shareholder value and performance.