Contents: DECEMBER 2011 • Vol 58 No 11

Top200 Thinking
Seeds of optimism about the future direction of New Zealand’s largest enterprises lie hidden among the figures in this year’s Deloitte/Management magazine Top200 list of companies. Reg Birchfield delves into the data.

Around the Top200 sectors
It was another tough year for organisations in many sectors. The earthquakes in Christchurch and
the Rugby World Cup challenged and rewarded. Consumers remained hesitant to spend but at least
our primary producers had good times, reeling in the rewards of high commodity prices across the globe.

Deloitte/Management magazine Executive of the Year Don Braid
Deloitte/Management magazine Company of the Year Mainfreight
NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year Hamish McBeath
QBE Insurance Chairperson of the Year Wayne Boyd
Kensington Swan Responsible Governance Award Vodafone New Zealand
Marsh Most Improved Performance Award Kathmandu
Workbase Best Growth Strategy Award Ryman Healthcare
Designworks Visionary Leader Lloyd Morrison

Impact Asia: What will happen after Asia’s rise?
On current projections, Asia is set to soon inherit the mantle of economic global leadership. So is there such thing as Asian values, as some would contend, or simply universal values? By Ruth Le Pla.

Face to Face: Todd McLeay
Lotteries Commission CEO Todd McLeay is preparing to take on new role at APN News & Media. He talks with Nick Grant about what he’s learnt so far in his career.

NZIM’s Focus On Management
Coping with natural disasters; Regional news; Training and development courses; Member comment from Tony Hassed.

EDITOR’S LETTER
INBOX: News and views
FOCUS
AS I SEE IT: Sam Johnson
MANAGERS ABROAD: Stephen Dee
NZIM: Ready to do better Reg Birchfield
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

OPINION
THOUGHT LEADER: New ‘three Bs’ Don Jaine
POLITICS: The new term: time for strategic policy Colin James
ECONOMICS: Mind the gap Bob Edlin
LEADERSHIP: Leading by relinquishing Reg Birchfield
BOOKCASE: What would Drucker do now? Reg Birchfield

ADVICE
EXEC HEALTH: The heat is on Peter Tynan

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