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Alex Malley

Chief Executive, CPA Australia

Alex Malley is the chief executive of CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with 19 offices globally and more than 150,000 members.

He is also the host of the Nine Network Australia series The Bottom Line, author of the best-selling book The Naked CEO and provides professional mentoring via

On The Bottom Line, Alex brings leadership issues into sharp focus through interviews with fellow leaders from business, politics and the community. 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.

Alex is a LinkedIn Influencer, as well as a regular leadership commentator on the Nine Network Australia’s The Today Show and Sky News Business.

He has addressed the National Press Club Australia on issues impacting Australia's economic competitiveness; been featured on The Accountant magazine’s Global Accounting Power 50 List; and currently serves on The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project and the International Integrated Reporting Council.

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

Twitter: @AlexMalleyCEO
There's Never Been A Worse Time To Be A Climate

There's Never Been A Worse Time To Be A Climate Scientist

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12/08/2016 12:53 PM AEST
The Political Message Needs To Get

The Political Message Needs To Get Personal

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20/07/2016 10:37 AM AEST
A Taxing Issue For

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27/01/2016 1:12 PM AEDT
Complacency On Innovation Is Not An

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The question remains -- what's the plan to lift up the knowledge-intensive sectors of the Australian economy to fill the void left by a slumping resources sector and the loss of industries such as automotive manufacturing?
22/10/2015 3:11 PM AEDT
Why Spend $500,000 to Conserve Neil Armstrong's

Why Spend $500,000 to Conserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit?

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26/08/2015 8:47 AM AEST