Voting support for non-independent executive chairs


January 12, 2019

This list tracks the voting support that non-independent executive chairs of ASX100 companies over the past 16 years. What it demonstrates is that despite all this talk about having an independent chairman, investors are reluctant to vote against the chairman.

2015

Kerry Stokes: Seven West Media
Chris Morris: Computershare
Rupert Murdoch: News Corp
Rupert Murdoch: 21st Century Fox

2014

Gerry Harvey, Harvey Norman: 95%
Solomon Lew, Premier Investment: 99.2%
Kerry Stokes, Seven Group Holdings: 99.6%
Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox: 99.1%
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp: 67.53%

2013
Frank Lowy, Westfield: 91%
James Packer, Crown: 99.6%
Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox: 91%

2012
Chris Morris, Computershare: 99.4%
Kerry Stokes, Seven West Media: 91.16%

2011

Gerry Harvey, Harvey Norman: 92%
Solomon Lew, Premier Investment: 99.2%
Kerry Stokes, Seven Group Holdings: 99%
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp: 85.9%

2010
David Clarke, Macquarie Group: 98.1%
Chris Morris, Computershare: 96.8%
Frank Lowy, Westfield: 93%
James Packer, Crown: 98.6%
Kerry Stokes, Seven West Media: 94.5%
Kerry Stokes, Seven Group Holdings: 99.53%
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp: 97.8%

2009
Gerry Harvey, Harvey Norman: 94.7%
John Gay, Gunns: 97.7%

2008
Solomon Lew, Premier Investment: 99.7%
Jim Babcock, Babcock & Brown: 97.1%
Frank Lowy, Westfield: 93.5%

2007
Nick Falloon, Ten Network: 99.8%
David Clarke, Macquarie Group: 98.5%
Chris Morris, Computershare: 97.5%
James Packer, Crown: 99.1%
Kerry Stokes, Seven Group Holdings: 98.5%Rupert Murdoch, News Corp: 99.5%

2006
Gerry Harvey, Harvey Norman: 99.6%
John Gay, Gunns: 2006 97.75%


2005
Nick Falloon, Ten Network: 94.7%
Jim Babcock, Babcock & Brown: 97.6%
Frank Lowy, Westfield: 99.5%

2004
David Clarke, Macquarie Group: 82%
James Packer, PBL: 98%
Kerry Stokes, Seven Network: 95.5%

2003
Gerry Harvey, Harvey Norman: 99.5%
Frank Lowy, Westfield Holdings: 94%

2002
Nick Falloon, Ten Network: 99.3%