Simon McKeon is the Chancellor of Monash University and was also the 2011 Australian of the Year.
He has been with the Macquarie Group in a variety of senior roles for more than 30 years, including as Executive Chairman (Melbourne office). He is presently retained as a consultant.
Simon is also Chairman of Summer Housing which provides housing options for young people with a disability. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of The Big Issue, Blackmagic Design and GFG Alliance Australia, owner of Liberty OneSteel. He is inaugural President of the banking industry’s Review Panel for the Banking and Finance Oath and is also an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government.
He is a Director (as well as the Senior Independent Director) of Spotless Group, previously served as Chairman of AMP and CSIRO and was Founding President of the Federal Government’s Australian Takeovers Panel, as well as its Point Nepean Community Trust.
This is a wide ranging discussion. Some of the topics we cover include:
Focusing efforts on the apathetic rather than monarchists
Answering “why now?” and “why fix something that’s not broken?”
Why business needs to have a perspective
Where the Elizabethian argument falls down