Property development and investment group Riverlee has purchased 215 Cooper Street, Epping, a 46-hectare former quarry and landfill site approximately 19km north of Melbourne’s CBD. The site was purchased in partnership with Malaysian publicly listed company Batu Kawan Berhad (BKB) in an off-market deal for $14 million.
The site marks the BKB Group’s first real estate investment in Australia.
Few Australian business leaders today can profess a career that spans several decades on the international stage and hence speak with fine authority on how Australia can best leverage itself to engage the powerhouses of Asia.
Strong academic credentials underpin a career at the top level of corporate life. Hailing from the University of Western Australia, he went on as Rhodes Scholar in 1974 to earn a doctorate in Engineering Science at Oxford University. Joining the Swire Group in 1979, transport and aviation began to circumscribe his career.
Through the Swire Group-owned Cathay Pacific, he worked extensively in Hong Kong, Korea and Japan accumulating rich experience in dealing with diverse cultures and differing attitudes towards business practice.
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To follow her career from gifted child prodigy to charismatic international executive musician, one is reminded of the exoticflower that blooms once in a generation. ‘Her exquisite playing, steeped in precision, power and deep wells of passion is at once tender as it is masterful.
TAE: You blazed onto the public gaze at the tender age of 8 with the New York Philharmonic under the batonship of Maestro Zubin Mahta and later at only 13, you made your debut at Carnegie Hall. How much of these experiences have stayed with you?
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In a world musical landscape shaped and influenced by modern music like no other age, classical music has experienced a …