What Happens Next with Bernard Salt
Boosting economic prosperity through increased gender equality

Boosting economic prosperity through increased gender equality

June 28, 2021

It’s no secret that the push for business to embrace gender equality has gained momentum not only in Australia but across the world. Closing the gender pay gap and strengthening childcare policies to encourage equal sharing of care are just some of the initiatives that have gained ground across the Australian business landscape, but despite the progress more can be done. Join Bernard Salt as he discusses these issues with KPMG Chairman Alison Kitchen, KPMG Lead Tax Partner Grant Wardell-Johnson and Corporate Non-Executive Director & former Pacific Brands CEO Sue Morphet. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

Sustainability & ESG: A business imperative

Sustainability & ESG: A business imperative

May 26, 2021

Looking after the world we live in for future generations is not just important to communities and society at large, but also to business as well. Embedding ESG, or environmental, social and governance principles into a company’s strategy is now a business imperative. Join Bernard Salt as he discusses how companies are adopting ESG into how they do business with Independent Advisor, Michael Gabadou, Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG Australia and Nicolette Boele, Executive Manager, Policy and Standards, Responsible Investment Association Australasia. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

Aged care – Building a healthy and happy future for ageing communities

Aged care – Building a healthy and happy future for ageing communities

April 28, 2021

For people around the globe and in Australia the notion of aging is a relatively new phenomenon, due to improvements in lifestyle and medical care. But there’s no doubt we face some big challenges in developing positive strategies to help people age well and it’s essential we answer these challenges with innovative ideas and look for opportunities to keep people healthy and happy. Join Bernard Salt as he discusses this with Pat Garcia, CEO of Catholic Health Australia, Nicki Doyle, Partner Health Ageing and Human Services KPMG and Patrick Reid, CEO IRT Group. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

The future of financial services

The future of financial services

March 31, 2021

The financial services landscape looks fundamentally different to what it did ten years ago. Digital transformation, evolving customer expectations and new entrants into the sector have long been disruptive forces, but COVID-19 has accelerated that speed of change. Join Bernard Salt as he discusses the rapid shifts in the sector with Anna Bligh, CEO, Australian Banking Association, Daniel Knoll, National Lead Partner of Financial Services at KPMG, and Toby Norton-Smith, Managing Director, x-15 ventures. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

Chinese entrepreneurs and the future of family businesses

Chinese entrepreneurs and the future of family businesses

February 24, 2021

Kung Hei Fat Choi! It’s Chinese New Year and time to welcome the Year of the Ox. Join Bernard Salt, Helen Zhi Dent from KPMG’s China Business Practice, and Access Corporate Group’s Livia Wang, as they discuss what makes Chinese entrepreneurs tick, how they operate, and what makes them different from other businesses. Bernard is also joined by Robyn Langsford, Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Family & Private Client Practice, to discuss the unique intricacies of family businesses, succession planning and the role these types of companies play in the Australian business landscape. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

Resilience in a time of immense change and challenge

Resilience in a time of immense change and challenge

December 16, 2020

Bushfires, floods and a pandemic – there’s no doubt that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years on record for Australian communities and businesses. Join Bernard Salt as he discusses the importance of resilience in a time of immense challenge and change with special guests: Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW and Australian of the Year NSW, Amanda Leck, Executive Director, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, and Mark Crosweller, Senior Advisor with KPMG and Former Head the National Resilience Taskforce and Director General of Emergency Management Australia. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

The boom in Indigenous business

The boom in Indigenous business

November 18, 2020

There are currently around 16,000 Indigenous-owned businesses across Australia, and that number is predicted to grow to 18,000 over the next five years. This growth is being seen in a range of sectors – from cultural services, building contractors and architecture, to fire management practices, and financial and professional services. In this episode, Bernard Salt is joined by Glen Brennan, Indigenous Services Lead, KPMG Australia, Laura Berry, CEO, Supply Nation, and Eddie Fry, Chair, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation & Indigenous Business Australia to discuss the boom in Indigenous business. Visit us at KPMG.com/au/WhatHappensNext or get in touch with the show at WhatHappensNext@kpmg.com.au

The new frontier of cyber security

The new frontier of cyber security

October 21, 2020

Join Bernard Salt as he catches up with Nick Espinosa, Chicago based global cyber security expert and host of nationally syndicated radio show The Deep Dive, to discuss how to stay safe online during the pandemic. Bernard is also joined by Michelle Price, CEO of AustCyber, and Kathy Robins, Cyber Security Partner at KPMG Australia, to look at how Australia is faring in relation to increased cyber security threats as more and more people work from home. 

You can listen to The Deep Dive here: https://soundcloud.com/nickaesp/sets/the-deep-dive-radio-show 

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Australian startups, why are they so attractive to investors?

Australian startups, why are they so attractive to investors?

September 10, 2020

Despite the effects of the pandemic, a record amount of venture capital was invested in Australian startups in the first half of 2020, with 92 deals recorded. To find out why Australian startups remain attractive to investors, Bernard Salt speaks to James Chin Moody, Founder & CEO of Sendle, Amanda Price, KPMG Australia’s Head of High Growth Ventures, and Steve Baxter, Founder & CEO of Transition Level Investments. 

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The Clip Show: Season one in review

The Clip Show: Season one in review

August 13, 2020

In this episode, Bernard Salt is joined by Executive Producer Whitney Fitzsimmons to reflect on the highlights from season one of the show. Join them as they discuss mental wellness, working from home and the new reality for business. We also get the answers to pressing questions, such as whether Bernard wears Lycra while out on his daily "lockdown" bike rides? All that and more on What Happens Next? The Clip Show.  

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