Incoming CEOs at the World’s Largest Public Companies

This graphic shows data on the professional and educational backgrounds of new CEOs in 2012, taken from Booz & Company’s 2012 Australian Chief Executive Study.

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In 2012,
down from 23% in 2011

The reduction in turnover rate since 2011 was driven by a lower share of acquisition related turnover events and

DECREASED

Since 2000, CEO tenure has notably

AUSTRALIA

GLOBAL

M+A

4%

% 9

PLANNED

2%

FORCED

4.8 4.2 years years

64%
60% 65% 93%
were hired from within the company

of all new CEOs had work experience outside of Australia at some time

joined their new company from the same industry (2009-2012)

of new CEOs are Australian
were men
Over four years (2009-2012)

69%

PROACTIVE IN PLANNING

Outgoing Class (2009-2012)

MORE

Incoming Class (2009-2012)

LESS

…have had better shareholder returns

…hold an MBA

4.2% Med. TSR 2.6%
Med. TSR

insiders outsiders

$

25% 33%

insiders outsiders

…have longer tenures

…are from outside Australia

5 yrs 4.1 yrs

insiders outsiders

28% 33%
MOST often hire insiders

insiders outsiders

&

information technology utilities

75% 78%

&

health services consumer staples

35% 42%

LEAST often hire insiders
(2000-2012)

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This report was originally published by Booz & Company in 2013.