Postecoglou makes national 'True Leaders' list

Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou has been named alongside a State Premier and leaders of business, academia, arts, media and finance as having exemplary leadership skills.

Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou has been named alongside a State Premier and leaders of business, academia, arts, media and finance as having exemplary leadership skills.

“What unites them is the energy they draw on again and again to drive change, withstand criticism, and inspire others to join their cause,” explained the Financial Review’s annual Boss magazine True Leaders issue. 

“They are the leaders who are making things happen.”

The list is voted on by a five-person panel of experts: Judge Jane McAloon (Former BHP Billiton President Governance & Group Company Secretary), Michael Traill (Social Ventures Australia executive director), Toby Hall (St Vincents Health Group CEO), Amanda Harkness (ASX Group General Counsel and company secretary) and Steve Tucker (Koda Capital Chairman).

In the case of the Asian Cup winning Socceroos boss, Judge McAloon said Postecoglou had “brought about a coming of age for football in Australia”.

Others named in the list of 29 included NSW Premier Mike Baird, Australian of the Year Rosie Batty and Mike Kane, Boral CEO.