Pemberton raises $4.9m in share sale

NRW Holdings managing director Jules Pemberton has sold 3.65 million shares to fund personal tax liabilities, at a price that was less than half the January peak in the company's share price.

Forrest in $242m FMG buy

Fortescue Metals Group chair Andrew Forrest has purchased an additional $242 million worth of shares in the company, shortly after Perth-based executives of other leading companies, including Peter Coleman, Ian Testrow and Bill Beament, also made big trades.

WA companies use mix of pay strategies

Our comprehensive annual survey of chief executive remuneration shows wide variation across companies.

Equity deals deliver big rewards

Mining executives Bill Beament and Raleigh Finlayson have highlighted the way in which equity incentives can deliver big returns.

Beament gets $28m windfall

Northern Star Resources executive chairman Bill Beament has been handsomely rewarded for the gold miner’s strong performance over the past few years, with the recent exercising of three million performance rights.

WA directors in $21m of share trades

Another flurry of substantial share transactions from directors of Perth-based ASX-listed companies have occurred recently following the release of annual results, with David Singleton, Elizabeth Gaines and Rodney Leonard among those involved in the largest deals.

Qantas chief Joyce Australia's top-paid CEO

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce was Australia's highest-paid chief executive last year, according to a survey based on 'realised' pay, which also ranked Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson in the top 10.

WA directors in multi-million dollar share trades

Directors of several Perth-based ASX-listed companies have undertaken substantial share transactions in the past fortnight, with Peter Bradford, Peter Cook and John Welborn among those taking advantage of the trading window after the release of their annual results.

CEOs reap over $10m in performance windfalls

South32’s Graham Kerr, NRW Holdings’ Jules Pemberton and Saracen Mineral Holdings’ Raleigh Finlayson have received one-off benefits totalling $10.4 million, following the vesting of performance shares.

Hallam to lead Millennium

Millennium Minerals has appointed Warren Hallam as managing director, marking Mr Hallam’s return as the leader of a junior miner since his short-lived stint at Capricorn Metals ended abruptly in March.

Swift’s founder reaps big gain on performance shares

Swift Media founder Robert Sofoulis is set to pocket a windfall of about $3.8 million after the vesting of performance shares, despite the company expecting its underlying earnings to fall by over 7 per cent for the 2019 financial year.

Jupiter chair slams shareholders

Jupiter Mines chief financial officer Melissa North has resigned as a director following a shareholder vote, prompting chairman Brian Gilbertson to take aim at shareholders and external proxy advisers.

Tempo names Dalgleish as CEO

Paul Dalgliesh has been appointed as the chief executive of Tempo Australia, and William Howard will also join the struggling contractor as its chief financial officer.

Tempo appoints Dalgliesh amid possible solar cost blowout

Tempo Australia has appointed the former chief executive of failed engineering firm RCR Tomlinson as an adviser, as a potential cost overrun looms over its Victorian solar energy project.

Tempo board exodus continues as MD quits

Tempo Australia managing director Ian Lynass has resigned amid a major project cost blowout and the West-Perth company revealing it will likely move its headquarters to Sydney.

AusCann appoints CEO

Medical cannabis company AusCann Group Holdings has appointed international pharmaceutical executive Ido Kanyon as its new chief executive, nearly five months after it was announced that Elaine Darby would resign from the role.

Drop in million-dollar club

SPECIAL REPORT: There has been a notable reduction in the number of high-earning executives in WA, though some individuals do well year after year, research by Business News has found.

Ellison earns $4.7m, or is it $2.4m?

SPECIAL REPORT: There can be wide differences between the statutory pay reported by listed companies and the ‘take home’ pay of their senior executives.

Wellard cops remuneration strike

Wellard shareholders have given the cattle exporter’s remuneration report a strike for the second time in three years at today’s annual meeting in Fremantle.

Ellison dismisses vote against remuneration report

More than 60 per cent of Mineral Resources shares voted against the company’s remuneration report at today's annual meeting.

Remuneration report now available

The much-anticipated BDO Board & Executive Remuneration Report 2018, with data from 1,400 listed companies, has now been released and can be purchased via the Business News website.