Only four women made the top 50 highest paid CEOs in Australia list and just five CEOs cracked the A$10 million mark. Fortescue Metals CEO Elizabeth Gaines secured the title of best-performing CEO, based on shareholder returns over the past financial year.
Macquarie Bank CEO Shemara Wikramanayake is the highest paid CEO in Australia, the first time a woman has held that position.
Wikramanayake, the only female CEO among Australia’s 20 biggest companies by market value, delivered an 11% rise in half-year profit to A$1.46 billion. She replaced Nicholas Moore as Macquarie Bank CEO on 1 December 2018. Wikramanayake had been group head of Macquarie Asset Management.
— Macquarie Bank…