CEO to CEO: Doing business in Trump’s America with Boral CEO Mike Kane

Part of the series

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

18 May 2017

Where

Level 5, Refectory Room, Abercrombie Business School Building, corner of Abercrombie St and Codrington St, Darlington

Type

Public forum

Topics

Economics and business

The United States Studies Centre kicked off its CEO series with one of the most high-profile US business leaders currently working in Australia.

Mike Kane joined building and construction materials company Boral in 2010 as president of its US operations, before being appointed CEO and managing director in 2012. Since Kane took the helm, Boral’s profitability and balance sheet has significantly improved, the company has led a high profile battle against misuse of union power in Australia’s construction industry, and Boral has embraced a new corporate culture. Boral also recently undertook a $3.5 billion acquisition of US building materials giant Headwaters Inc.

The Australian Financial Review's Business Person of the Year in 2014, Kane has worked across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and the United States.

Kane joined USSC CEO Simon Jackman for a conversation about doing business in Trump's America, sharing his insights on the prospects for the US and global economy under Trump, and what this means for business in Australia.

CEO to CEO: Doing business in Trump’s America

The United States Studies Centre's CEO-to-CEO series provides a platform for C-suite leaders to share firsthand insights on a variety of topics, including geo-economics, regulation, tax, trade, investment, education, training and social entrepreneurship.

Discussions with CEO guest speakers give attendees an opportunity to learn how global organisations have thrived in their market segments and, more importantly, how they are navigating the international business landscape under the Trump administration.

CEO to CEO: Doing business in Trump’s America with Boral CEO Mike Kane

Featuring

  • Mike Kane
    Member of the Council of Advisors, United States Studies Centre

    Mike Kane is a member of the US Studies Centre's Council of Advisors. In 2012, he was appointed as Boral's CEO and Managing Director after being President since February 2010. Kane has extensive experience in the building and construction industry, including 24 years in senior executive roles with US Gypsum, Pioneer/Hanson Building Materials, Johns-Manville Corp and Holcim.

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman
    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. He was previously a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.

 

Part of the series

CEO to CEO: Doing business in Trump’s America

The United States Studies Centre's CEO-to-CEO series provides a platform for C-suite leaders to share firsthand insights on a variety of topics, including geo-economics, regulation, tax, trade, investment, education, training and social entrepreneurship.

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