Joan Withers

Professional director Joan Withers thinks its good news for women aspiring to governance. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

The winding path for women in corporate governance – what’s really improved?


People living half a century ago wouldn't recognise the modern workplace but women today say although changes do happen, so much stays the same.

Chief executive Nick Grayston said the "acceleration of our transformation plan is now an imperative to respond to emerging trends."

Warehouse posits to be a retailer that survives

Fri 24 Nov 2

Power has shifted to consumers.

Professional chairwoman Joan Withers says chief executives must learn how to ask the right questions (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

The lonely world of a new CEO

Thu 2 Nov 1

What's keeping CEOs up at night?: New chief executives need help from their board and chairpeople but they also must listen to the vibrations of the company.

Sir John Key will join the board in October

Former PM John Key tapped to take over as ANZ New Zealand chair

Wed 18 Oct 25

Sir John's appointment is his second high-profile position since leaving Parliament.

Warehouse chairwoman Joan Withers said "We have made significant headway in transforming the business over the last year" (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Warehouse beats annual profit forecast, keeps dividend unchanged

Fri 22 Sep

Under the leadership of chief executive Nick Grayston Warehouse has embarked on a three-year strategy to lift profitability.

Warehouse chairwoman Joan Withers says the retail business is its top priority (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Warehouse agrees to sell financial services unit to SBS for $18m

Mon 24 Jul 7

The retailer wants to focus its capital and people resources on its core retail business.


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