Ripe for a CEO pay review

Two global surveys have revealed that Australian companies are way behind their global counterparts in terms of shareholder returns and productivity, and they should be paid accordingly until they pick up their game.

Productivity Spectator

It's time for Australian boards to review the remuneration of under performing chief executives and their direct reports. Two detailed global surveys this week tell the same alarming story: Australian CEO’s are not performing up to their overseas counterparts. This is a disturbing development for the future of the country although it shows that with better management Australian companies, and their share prices, have room for big improvement.

But although the current (and expected) stock market rally provides some relief, Australian shareholders, including superannuation funds, have been copping it in the neck because of the under performance of our companies.

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