Australia

Australia’s first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus, the RAC Intellibus™, was launched on 1 September this year. This launch marks the start of the on-road stage of the Intellibus™ trial in South Perth (Australia) in which it will carry passengers and interact with traffic, parked cars, cyclists and pedestrians as it travels along South Perth Esplanade.

Since the shuttle’s...

Dr Andrew Crane, CEO of Australia’s largest cooperative, CBH Groupand Chairman of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals(BCCM), Australia, has been appointed to the B20 group of industry leaders advising the Australian Government on the G20 agenda.

Dr Crane’s appointment is the first time a business leader from the cooperative sector has joined a B20 grouping anywhere in the...

Capricorn Society Limited, Australia, has appointed Greg Wall as the new Group Chief Executive Officer, effective from August 22, 2011. Mr Wall replaces the incumbent CEO Trent Bartlett, who held the position of CEO of the organisation from 2001 to June 2011. Since June, Mr Bartlett has acted as a Special Consultant to the Capricorn Group to ensure a smooth transition to the appointment of the...

The Australian Government has given a strong indication of its support for mutual organisations in the financial sector by releasing a discussion paper called the Competitive and Sustainable Banking System. This document has been described as strongly pro-mutual and highlights many of the benefits that mutual ownership of financial institutions can bring to customers.

An Australian...

Voice is ICMIF's quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

The idea for the workshops was born at the ICMIF conference in Toronto last October, where several executives and board members from Capricorn Mutual took part in the strategic decision making workshop that preceded the conference....