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Stephen Mayne: A Shareholder Activist’s Perspective of Statutory Reports and Meetings
Join Councillor Stephen Mayne for a free lecture as part of the Financial Communication (COMM2668) guest lecture series.
Stephen will discuss his shareholder activist perspective and provide insights into issues that concern shareholders, and the shortcomings of contemporary practice.
Stephen is a business journalist by profession who spent 10 years on daily newspapers before founding Australia’s best known independent ezine, Crikey.com, in 2000.
He was a press secretary in the early years of the Kennett Government before publishing the anti-Kennett website www.jeffed.com during the 1999 state election, thereby commencing a continuing journey as a genuinely independent commentator, shareholder activist and advocate for good governance.
Stephen has conducted more than 1000 radio and television appearances over the past 15 years, including three slots on ABC TV’s QandA program.
As Australia’s best known shareholder activist, Stephen has asked questions at more than 400 public company AGMs and stood for 48 public company boards. Between 2011 and 2014 he conducted his advocacy through the Australian Shareholders’ Association as a director and then as Policy and Engagement Coordinator.
He served more than three years on Manningham City Council before his election to the City of Melbourne in October 2012, where he chairs the Finance and Governance Committee and is deputy chair of the Planning Committee.