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Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Martyn Wild has left the company.

Senior Westpac executive departs after behavioural misconduct

The executive responsible for managing $34 billion of investments in Westpac's wealth management business, Martyn Wild, left the company abruptly on Friday following a series of allegations about inappropriate behaviour towards two female staff.

Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes said the need to understand, adapt and be part of the new economy was critical.

Silence on ideas boom 'is sad'

Policymakers should stop sticking their heads in the sand and ignore the fact that "there are going to be a massive amount of jobs destroyed" from the digital revolution, says Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Australia's most successful tech company, Atlassian.