A sea change in the way enterprise leaders need to prioritise decision making requires fresh thinking from CEOs and CFOs according to Alison Watkins, group managing director, Coca-Cola Amatil.

Speaking at the FEI’s mentor programme kick off event in Sydney recently, Watkins explained that; “Even ten years ago if someone asked me what my purpose was I would have constructed a hierarchy acknowledging community and environment with shareholders at the top of the pyramid.

“Now I think of shareholders as one minimum requirement...but alongside the requirement to meet the expectation of other stakeholders.

“That has really big implications for all of us as leaders, including CFOs and members of the finance community who are often right hand to the CEO, integral to the leadership teams and central to the board's confidence.”

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