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Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne is Senior Editor at The Age. Previously he was National Business Editor of Fairfax Metro Media.

News Corp director John Elkann dragged into Fiat Chrysler scandal

Mark Hawthorne John Elkann – the heir to Italy's Fiat, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo empires and a director of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp - has been dragged into the legal dispute between Fiat...

Clyde Campbell points finger at Fiat Chrysler's top executives

Former Fiat Chrysler managing director Clyde Campbell (left) at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2013.

Mark Hawthorne If former Fiat Chrysler Australia boss Clyde Campbell goes down over allegations he misused tens of millions dollars of company money, he might just threaten to take the entire Australian operation...

Clyde Campbell: The Latin dance craze that turned a young man to crime

Clyde Campbell

Mark Hawthorne EXCLUSIVE: Whether working as a car thief or car chief, Clyde Campbell has always loved a party. 

Clyde Campbell: The boat and plane allegedly at the centre of the Fiat case

Clyde Campbell.

Mark Hawthorne It was't just lavish parties that Clyde Campbell is alleged to have spent big on. The Sunday Age has obtained photographs of the luxury boat and private plane at the centre of a court battle between...

The Hawk: Chinese journos milk Woolies for all they can

Mark Hawthorne Call it finding the mother lode. If you need any indication of just how hot Australian dairy is in China right now, these scenes at a Melbourne supermarket tell the story.

The Hawk: Fiat enjoys La Dolce Vita in the High Country with gusto

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Mark Hawthorne Details of Harry Kewell's $1 million a year contract with Jeep - including the thousands of dollars of payments made by the Socceroos star to the personal bank account of car company's former boss,...

The Hawk: Jeep boss splurged $1m a year on polo parties

Mark Hawthorne For Victoria's social set, an invitation to the Jeep marquee at the Portsea Polo is one of the most sought-after of the year.

Crown's fake shake: How a $12,500 cocktail helped cover a $32m heist

The Winston: $12,500 worth of cocktail.

Mark Hawthorne, Senior Editor Fiat Chrysler boss Clyde Campbell's fall from grace has uncovered the fake shake deal at Crown Casino's Club 23. Mark Hawthorne tells all.

Fiat Chrysler Australia scandal reaches UK company with ties to Clyde Campbell

Managing Director of Jeep Australia Clyde Campbell.

Mark Hawthorne The scandal at Fiat Chrysler Australia has now spread globally, with a number of the world's biggest car companies examining their contracts and relationships with Motortrak.

Fiat Chrysler boss was involved with car theft gang

Managing Director of Jeep Australia Clyde Campbell.

Mark Hawthorne Clyde Campbell, the former Fiat Chrysler Australia boss at the centre of a $30 million scandal rocking the automaker, has previously faced criminal charges for stealing cars and was once involved...

Penfolds in line for windfall if wine volumetric tax goes ahead

The Hawk Column Dinkus for THE AGE

Mark Hawthorne It's interesting to watch the nation's drinks companies in a tizzy, all backing that horse called self-interest ever since the Federal Government announced a White Paper into taxation.

Milk company sues the ABC over The Checkout

The ABC is facing legal action from the makers of A2 milk

Mark Hawthorne The Checkout is the self-proclaimed champion of Australian consumers, but now the ABC has been accused of breaching consumer laws as a direct result of the program.

The Hawk: Ex-Fiat Chrysler boss's wife's hairdresser given free car

Mark Hawthorne The Hawk Column Dinkus for THE AGE

Mark Hawthorne "I bought a Jeep." It is one of the more successful advertising taglines of recent years, and has been a huge success for the maker of American off-roaders. 

Fiat Chrysler boss Clyde Campbell crashes to ground

Fiat Chrysler Australia is suing former boss Clyde Campbell over an alleged string of schemes totalling tens of millions of dollars.

Mark Hawthorne How one of the world's biggest car makers ran off the road in Australia.

'Mister Mercedes' in Fiat Chrysler case

Ernst Lieb, left, pictured with Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche back in 2009.

Mark Hawthorne In his 36 years at Daimler Chrysler, Ernst Lieb earned the nickname "Mister Mercedes", as the German-born executive lived the glamorous lifestyle that his employer tried to exude.

Come fly with me - how the boss's travel expenditure cost Fiat Chrysler millions

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Mark Hawthorne Claims by car company staff who had not been expected to incur significant travel expenses soared, according court documents.

Crown Resorts executive caught in Fiat Chrysler scandal over My Alfa Romeo deal

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Mark Hawthorne A senior executive of Crown Resorts and the former chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA have both been caught up in the scandal engulfing Fiat Chrysler Australia.

From designer handbags to a racing team, Fiat Chrysler bosses bought a heap

Industry insiders, ever sceptical about the prospects for car sector megamergers, say Mr Marchionne may have ulterior motives.

Mark Hawthorne The lavish spending of former Fiat Chrysler Australia bosses Clyde Campbell and Veronica Johns included buying designer handbags costing thousands of dollars for members of staff.

High-end retailer Myer axes about 80 head office jobs

Former Myer chief Bernie Brookes (left) with current CEO Richard Umbers.

Jared Lynch and Mark Hawthorne Embattled Myer has slashed about 80 jobs from its Melbourne head office as the department store chain restructures its business under new boss Richard Umbers.

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Fiat Chrysler bid to seize assets of former managing director Clyde Campbell

Former Fiat Chrysler managing director Clyde Campbell (left) at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2013.

Mark Hawthorne, Stephen Ottley Clyde Campbell has been accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million in company money.