Jennifer Westacott is stepping down as head of the Business Council next year
The leader of Australia’s most powerful business lobby group, Jennifer Westacott, will step down from her role as chief executive of the Business Council of Australia as the search for her successor begins.
Since 2011, Westacott has been the face of the lobby group representing the interests of Australian businesses. She said it was time to implement succession plans, The Australian Financial Report reported.
“The Business Council’s role in fighting for the policies that will make Australia strong with a vibrant and prosperous business sector has never been more important. After 12 years at the helm of the BCA, I have begun working with Tim and the board to plan for the future,” Westacott said in a statement.
“To maintain our critical role, we must work to establish leadership and succession plans and get the secretariat structure right to ensure the organization continues to have an outsized impact on the national debate.”
BCA President Tim Reed said the organization’s board is working with Westacott to find her replacement and has engaged a recruitment firm.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such an able leader to deliver this with high energy and impact for members and our community, but both Jennifer and the Board agree that we must be ready for change, and therefore we have initiated a formal process.”
There’s more to come.
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https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/jennifer-westacott-to-step-down-as-business-council-chief-next-year-20230209-p5cjaf.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_business Jennifer Westacott is stepping down as head of the Business Council next year