Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce speaking at a press conference for the full year results announcement on August 25, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.

Qantas: Learning to fly again

Alan Joyce, a mathematics progeny who has a Master of Science from Trinity College, has been leading the Qantas Group since 2008. Having slashed annual costs by $2 billion to survive in 2014 and beyond, a reinvented Qantas was generating stellar profits and celebrating its centenary year in 2020 when the covid-19 pandemic gate-crashed the party. 

Two men watch a demonstration by another man holding a laptop computer.

Scarce tech talent vital to innovation and growth

If software and applications are the currency of the new economy, development teams are the market makers. Developers have gone from being a curiosity when I began my career to becoming a boardroom priority, especially as the pandemic and rapid digitisation that accompanied it has ratcheted up the urgency for business leaders.