Forbes Australia Releases Its New Issue Featuring Christine Holgate

Highlights of the issue also include interviews with Ash Barty, Lorna Jane Clarkson, Richard White, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Lesley and Elise Gillespie, Hannon Comazzetto and more.

Sydney, AUSTRALIA (April 20, 2023) – Team Global Express CEO Christine Holgate, tennis superstar Ash Barty, Baker’s Delight’s founder and CEO Lesley and Elise Gillespie, activewear giant Lorna Jane Clarkson, CEO of WiseTech Global Richard White, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, and the list of Australia’s 10 most expensive homes are among the highlights of the fourth issue of Forbes Australia, which is released today. 

Leading the issue is former Australia Post CEO and now CEO of logistics giant Team Global Express (TGE), Christine Holgate. After a turbulent and very public end to her tenure at Australia Post, Christine has re-emerged as the driving force behind the resurrection of TGE. She speaks candidly to Forbes Australia about her time at Australia Post, proving the sceptics wrong, her compelling leadership style and how her trademark resilience pushed her to tackle the role at TGE.

Forbes Australia Editor-in-Chief, Sarah O’Carroll, said: “Christine Holgate’s success as a business leader cannot be understated and we are pleased to have her on the cover of our new issue. 

“Her story of strength, perseverance and courage in the face of intense scrutiny is inspiring and a story that certainly resonated with the audience at our recent Forbes Australia Women’s Summit event. The 1600 strong audience were pin-drop quiet listening to her speak.”

Other highlights in the new issue include:

Australian legend and former #1 tennis seed Ash Barty talks exclusively to Forbes Australia about quitting tennis at the top of her game, what makes her tick and what is next for Brand Barty.

A unique and low-profile mother-daughter duo has been at the helm of Australia’s most successful bakery franchise for many years. Baker’s Delight was founded by Lesley Gillespie and her husband Roger, in 1980, and today their daughter Elise Gillespie runs the $800 million company with her husband, David Christie. Lesley and Elise explain the secret to the success of keeping it in the family.

Trophy homes are the endgame for the country’s elite. As Australian property prices continue to tick up, Forbes Australia looks at how the gap between prestige and trophy is becoming more consistent with the rest of the world and lists the 10 most expensive homes in Australia – with Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar’s Uig Lodge in Point Piper topping the list at $130 million.

Lorna Jane Clarkson started the activewear label Lorna Jane in 1988. After working as a dental therapist, she built the label from the ground up. Today, there are more than 140 Lorna Jane stores in Australia alone. This year, as she celebrates 35 years in business, Lorna Jane sits down with Forbes Australia to share her secrets to success. 

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan discuss their new Biohub in Chicago and how they plan to spend billions to help others cure or manage disease.

Forbes Australia speaks with Richard White, the founder of WiseTech Global – and Australia’s 10th richest person with a net worth of $5.4 billion – about what brings him happiness and his love of Sydney.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is the most extensive coral reef system on the earth and after the back-to-back bleaching events of 2016 and 2017, it is in danger of extinction. Anna Marsden, Managing Director at The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, discusses partnering with businesses including probiotics manufacturer Life-Space to develop new solutions to save the reef.

When Hannon Comazzetto decided to leave her consultant job at EY to launch a start-up, everyone around her said it was a risky move. But her determination outweighed the risks and in 2018 she founded AirRobe, a platform dubbed the Airbnb of clothing. Hannon speaks with Forbes Australia about her mission to help impact fast-fashion’s waste problems.