Alex Malley
Alex Malley is the CEO of global accounting body CPA Australia and host of the television series The Bottom Line, screened nationally on the Nine Network Australia.

The interview he conducted with the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was the most substantive ever filmed. News surrounding it reached an unprecedented global audience.

In recent times, Alex was invited to become a LinkedIn Influencer: an exclusive group of global leaders including the likes of Richard Branson, Bill Gates and US President Barack Obama. Via regular blog posts, Alex shares his leadership and career insights with LinkedIn’s network of more than 300 million professionals around the globe.

Alex also fronts CPA Australia's online mentoring community for students,, and is a weekly business commentator on Sky News Business.

Alex serves on a number of councils, boards and government sector committees including the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project and the International Integrated Reporting Council, domiciled in London.

From suspended schoolboy to CEO, Alex always does what he believes in.

Entries by Alex Malley

Authenticity in the Digital Age

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2015 | (23:10)

Voters across the UK are starting to assess the big issues and major personalities ahead of the dissolution of Parliament at the end of this month, and the general election on 7 May. While immigration, the future of the NHS and tax reform are getting traction, recent electoral events in...

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Politicians Need to Show Leadership and Get on With the Job

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (04:59)

As we enter 2015, the UK general election is now just a few months away. Meanwhile here in Australia the Government is facing another year of dealing with what some have described as a hostile Senate to deliver on its priorities and election promises.

Having had the benefit of...

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The 'Google Tax' - A Sign of Things to Come?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2014 | (04:21)

The recent announcement by the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne of a new levy on companies seeking to avoid income tax is firming up as a sign of what's to come for many jurisdictions around the world, including Australia. The business community is watching developments with increasing interest....

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What Has the G20 Meant for Australia?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (23:46)

As they clear up the convention centre in downtown Brisbane, Australia and take down the banners and start returning the city to normal, this is the ideal time to reflect on what exactly hosting the G20 leaders meeting has meant for Australia, and moreover for the global community.

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Hindsight Is Easy, Looking Ahead Is Much More Difficult

(0) Comments | Posted 16 October 2014 | (04:44)

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. With it anyone can appear to have insight into the complexities of markets, of trends that have emerged and of issues that have shaped the world. The much more rewarding and difficult task is seeing the warning signs and acting on them before the trouble...

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Open Sesame - How China's Alibaba Is Set to Break Records as It Lists in the US

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2014 | (07:37)

From humble beginnings in a small apartment in Hangzhou in 1999, the Alibaba website is considered by many to be the golden technology company of China, embodying all of the positive and none of the negative stories of China's phenomenal growth.

This little start-up from China,...

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The UK is Leading the Way on Innovation - Can Australia Catch Up?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2014 | (02:33)

Globalisation has transformed the way we do business. With advances in technology over the past few decades we have seen the advent of global supply chains, expanded global distribution networks, and more importantly for developed economies such as Australia, the need to compete on a global basis not just for...

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The Precautionary Principle and Managing Risk

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2014 | (06:48)

'In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing' - US President Theodore Roosevelt.

I was recently reminded of this famous quote during a discussion on the...

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I Quit! (Are You Sure?)

(1) Comments | Posted 30 May 2014 | (00:00)

If you want to have a big life - by that I mean you are living your passion - a focus on making your own luck is key. This is especially so if you feel your current job is holding you back.

When it comes to making the move into...

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Australia Needs a Killer App

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2014 | (06:29)

How do you develop a culture of innovation? This is the question vexing governments the world over as they struggle to harness the potential of changes in the global economy and seize the opportunities of technological and biomedical advancements.

My own country, Australia, provides an excellent illustration....

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Global Tax Reform Needs Sense and Sensibility

(0) Comments | Posted 1 April 2014 | (05:08)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a large multinational enterprise in possession of large global earnings, must be in want of a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' tax arrangement.

This variation on novelist Jane Austen's immortal line is increasingly occupying the minds of law makers, governments and regulators...

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Dispelling the Mentoring Myths

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2014 | (21:32)

There comes a point in many people's careers when they elevate from mentee, to mentor. Often you can tell when this transition is occurring. For instance, a former employee gets in touch wanting to chat about their career, or someone is referred to you by a friend or colleague.

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Managing the Talent Shift

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2013 | (05:53)

For any leader, overseeing a group of talented individuals functioning as one unit, underpinned by a synergy of ideas, passion and motivation, is a wonderful thing to behold. Particularly as it can be so difficult to get the talent mix right.

Interestingly, according to PWC's 16th Annual...

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Outsourcing Instinct is a Loser

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2013 | (23:20)

You may have heard that Australia is in the throes of a federal election campaign. The incumbent Kevin Rudd and the challenger Tony Abbott are competing for the office of Prime Minister - the gloves are well and truly off as the September 7 election date looms.

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Thinking of Working in Australia? You May Have to Think Again...

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2013 | (10:31)

The Australian Government is in the process of trying to pass legislation that will significantly hinder the entry of skilled immigrants wanting to work and live in Australia. There are concerns within the Government about alleged widespread rorting of the current 457 Visa system (which allows skilled workers to work...

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Man on the Moon: Making Vision a Reality

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2012 | (03:37)

A few weeks on from the sad passing of Neil Armstrong and I wonder whether we comprehend the significance of who and what we've lost.

Neil's passing took with it a semblance of great vision and courage. He was one of the last people on Earth to...

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A Code to Nowhere?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2012 | (04:03)

Certain MPs in Australia have recently been front-page news for all the wrong reasons, which has further damaged many Australians' faith in our political leadership.

For those of you that don't follow Australian politics, the political humiliations I am referring to involve Labor MP Craig Thomson, who has been accused...

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Leadership: It's Not About Looking After Number One

(1) Comments | Posted 13 July 2012 | (00:58)

Every day I pick up the newspaper and read the daily rhetoric about people in positions of leadership. Their decisions are critiqued, what they say is analysed and, more often than not, criticised.

As a CEO myself, I accept that this level of scrutiny comes with the territory.


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