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Leadership styles are evolving

80% of CEOs surveyed say they’ve reduced the time they take to make decisions and 76% have changed how they communicate with staff. 

Supply chains are being adapted

57% of CEOs say disruption to supply chains has led their firms to begin moving some of their supply and/or manufacturing onshore.


Workforce changes to build resilience

A permanent increase in working from home is also on the cards for 76% of respondents’ firms.

The CEO Survey Report

Analysis based on a survey of 113 CEOs with additional insights from in-depth interviews with CEOs and other experts on the business and economic challenges in Asia Pacific.


Snapshot of CEO responses to the outlook for growth, rethinking business strategies, building organisational resilience and more. 

Leaders leaned into crisis, now it's about leading out

Westpac Institutional Bank chief executive Anthony Miller provides some thoughts on the key findings in the report and how he’s thinking about the major trends that have played out through COVID. 

Tony Lombardo CEO Asia Lendless, Mark Ryan CEO Tassal, Ian Silk CEO of Australian Super and Marika Calfas CEO NSW Ports on the impact of COVID-19 crisis and the road ahead. 

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