It's election season in Victoria, so what could be better than having another couple of cracks over the balance of 2012.
Stephen Mayne has participated in more public company board elections than anyone - including the various professional directors. Here is a brief summary of his complete public company tilt record - ranked from best to worst in each year.
Stephen Mayne has participated in more contested elections than any other Australian. Here is a brief summary of his complete record in contested elections across the public company and political space.
Stephen Mayne is standing as the first ever outside candidate for the Rio Tinto board at the AGMs in London on April 14 and in Perth on May 5. Here are some relevent links.
Here is some information on the forthcoming Woolworths board tilt.
Here is the complete shame file of companies who have censored Stephen Mayne's submitted platform during a contested board election over the past seven years.
The first serious board tilt was meant to be the 1999 Victorian election but I was ruled ineligible for being on the electoral in Sydney and instead turned to the web and produced this 18,766 word treatise on jeffed.com about all that was wrong with Jeff Kennett. It was credited in some circles with helping bring down the Victorian Premier.
Here is a compilation of what we've been saying about the proposed $2 billion related party transaction involving Kerry Stokes, Seven Network Ltd and Westrac.
This list tracks the results of regularly unsuccessful political candidates Stephen Mayne, Richard di Natale and Pauline Hanson.
December will be a big month for contested election with three major Australian companies facing board challenges after treating their retail shareholders disgracefully in capital raisings.
Stephen Mayne ran for the board of OZ Minerals Ltd at the 2009 AGM held on June 11 in Melbourne. Here is a package of information relevent to the campaign.
Stephen Mayne has nominated for the board of BHP Billiton at the forthcoming AGMs on a platform to protest against the proposed Rio Tinto takeover and encourage long-serving chairman Don Argus to retire.
Stephen Mayne has nominated for the board of ASX at the forthcoming AGM in Sydney on September 24. Here is an outline of the correspondence, key issues and various other links.
Below are links to the audio or transcripts from various campaign speeches that Stephen Mayne has given in his tilts at various public company board over the past 11 years.
The incumbent board of West Australian Newspapers Holdings appears likely to be thrown out at the EGM on April 23, so shareholders must now decide which of the 11 external candidates, including yours truly and two representatives from Channel Seven, should be elected. We sent out this detailed update at 5.30pm on March 17 and our latest subscriber-update is available here.
This is the from Mayne Report subscriber-only edition on January 9.
Stephen Mayne has participated in more contested public company elections, than arguably any other Australian. Here is a brief summary of his electoral record when he did not attend the vote.
After Jeff Kennett lost office, he quit Parliament and caused a by-election in his seat of Parliament, which Stephen Mayne contested. Here is a summary of the press reporting in 1999 and stories from our website of the time, www.jeffed.com.
After almost a decade of campaigning for better corporate governance at News Corp, we tried a different tack in 2007.
The RACV is Australia's biggest remaining mutual and we've had three cracks at the board in 2002, 2005 and 2006 - eventually succeeding on the third attempt.
The board of WA News desperately needs someone with direct editorial experience after the chaotic Paul Armstrong reign and that means either Steve Harris or yours truly, but will the head hunters, institutions and proxy advisers appreciate the important of editorial to a newspaper company?
The following CV was sent to Korn Ferry ahead of a formal interview on behalf of the Seven Network to determine who the billionaire will back at this month's EGM of WA News.