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AFR magazine reveals Australia’s most powerful people

By Media release - Nine

7 October 2019 2min read

Scott Morrison

By Media release - Nine

7 October 2019 2min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has topped The Australian Financial Review Magazine’s Overt Power List, while Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Philip Gaetjens has topped the Covert Power List.

The Power issue of AFR Magazine is available today in The Australian Financial Review and will also appear on www.afr.com. It offers in-depth analysis of the trends behind the lists and profiles of Australia’s most powerful people.

“Now in its 19th year, AFR Magazine’s Power issue is the definitive analysis of who’s really running Australia,” said AFR Magazine Editor Matthew Drummond. “This year’s lists reflect the strong grip on power that Scott Morrison has obtained following his surprise election win.”


OVERT POWER LIST

  • Scott Morrison, Prime Minister
  • Josh Frydenberg, Federal Treasurer
  • Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier
  • Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Anthony Albanese, Opposition Leader
  • Peter Dutton, Home Affairs Minister
  • Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO
  • Jacquie Lambie and Senate Crossbenchers Independent Politician
  • Rod Sims, ACCC chair
  • Ita Buttrose, ABC chair

 

COVERT POWER LIST

  • Philip Gaetjens, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • John Kunkel, Scott Morrison’s chief of staff
  • Mathias Cormann, Federal Finance Minister
  • Yaron Finklestein, Scott Morrison’s principal private secretary
  • Nick Warner, Director-General of National Intelligence
  • Rupert Murdoch, News Corp owner
  • Andrew Hirst, Liberal Party Director
  • Catherine Livingstone, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO
  • Ian Silk, AustralianSuper CEO


The full Overt and Covert Power Lists are currently available online at www.afr.com. They, along with the Cultural Power List, appear inside the Power issue of AFR Magazine, available in the Financial Review today, Friday October 4.

The full Power issue also ranks and reveals the key movers and shakers across politics, business, investment banking, property, sport, technology and education.

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