The ability to exert influence in public life is not easy, whether someone is in a prominent position or not.
Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.
Colin Kruger Lend Lease boss Steve McCann was a happy man last Monday but property types with a nose in the form guides would have known it wasn’t necessarily because of the bumper profit he was about to...
Colin Kruger The business innings of John Howard’s former minder, Max 'The Axe' Moore-Wilton, is coming to an end.
Rio boss Sam Walsh is relying on a rather unusual defence against another Glencore siege: The tax man
Colin Kruger Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh has revealed the secret weapon the miner is relying on to keep a predatory Glencore at bay: The tax man.
Colin Kruger Nothing says "welcome aboard" like a $8.5 million sign on bonus.
Colin Kruger Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, may have something to learn from the government of Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.
Colin Kruger Sure the Chinese corruption crackdown choked the flow of earnings from Crown’s Macau operations, but it still wasn’t a bad start to the Chinese New Year for the casino operator’s...
Colin Kruger For a few brief moments on Wednesday the industry and science minister Ian Macfarlane appeared to have unveiled something really big.
Colin Kruger While everyone was still rubbing the beach sand from between their toes in January Macquarie Group boss, Nic Moore, sailed into the $100 million club.
Colin Kruger Freelancer.com might not be trading that far north of its IPO price, but CEO Matt Barrie, told investors there is more at stake than just money.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce might face a board revolt from ad guru Todd Sampson over the new dress code for its airport lounges
Colin Kruger Qantas has a new dress code and we can’t wait to see what happens when new board member - T-shirt-wearing ad guru Todd Sampson - fronts at one of its lounges.
Colin Kruger Celebrity disendorsements are a worry for any company, especially in a small market like New Zealand when the dissing is dished out by local pop god Neil Finn.
Colin Kruger On Wednesday evening, an innocuous press release issued in Saudi Arabia again cast doubt on whether Rupert Murdoch's grip on the News Corp print media empire was secure.
Rupert Murdoch is more naked than his Page 3 girls after Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's selldown at News Corp
Colin Kruger It is the biggest celebrity breakup since Gwyneth Paltrow "consciously uncoupled" from Chris Martin.
Colin Kruger Was that blood seeping out from under Nufarm's door or was it Doug Rathbone sharing a red with Donald McGauchie?
Next 'Submission' from Commonwealth Bank director/erotic novelist Harrison Young will be a topic close to his heart
Colin Kruger CBD has been meaning to address an oversight last year when we failed to mention the latest bodice-ripper from Commonwealth Bank director Harrison Young - Submission.
Colin Kruger Australia's favourite casino mogul, James Packer, may have lost his roll of the dice in Sri Lanka but Crown's adventure on the "resplendent island" did not end badly for everyone.
Colin Kruger Nick Bolton, the corporate agitator who made his name with a David and Goliath takeover bid for Brisconnections some years back, has employed a more subtle approach with his latest takeover bid.
Colin Kruger It was definitely a year for the big boys with billionaire James Packer, and boganaire Nathan Tinkler, offering the sort of drama that could not have been scripted by Packer’s Hollywood...
Colin Kruger ANZ’s media unit, BlueNotes, finally cracked the code with its other big banks and nabbed Commonwealth Bank director, and sometime erotic novelist, Harrison Young for a hard-hitting interview.
Colin Kruger Dow Chemical's Australian boss, Andrew Liveris, is facing allegations he used company money to fund lavish family holidays and a charity he founded after a US federal judge ruled that one of the...