Voting support for non-independent executive chairs


May 7, 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.

2019




2018

Kerry Stokes: Seven West Media
Chris Morris: Computershare
Rupert Murdoch: News Corp: 78.4% in favour


2017

Solomon Lew, Premier Investment: 99.5% in favour
Gerry Harvey, Harvey Norman: 84.9% in favour
James Packer, Crown Resorts: 99.3% in favour
Rupert Murdoch: News Corp: 93.1% in favour
Kerry Stokes: Seven West Media: 92.3% in favour

2016

Frank Lowy: Westfield Corporation: 98.56% in favourRupert Murdoch: News Corp: 90.6% in favour

2015

Kerry Stokes: Seven West Media: 95.17% in favour
Chris Morris: Computershare: 94.7% in favour
Rupert Murdoch: News Corp: 78.6% in favour

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% in favour

2012
Chris Morris, Computershare: 99.4%
Kerry Stokes, Seven West Media: 91.16%Rupert Murdoch, News Corp: 96.4% in favour

2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2002
Nick Falloon, Ten Network: 99.3%