Month: March 2017

The impact of the Political World vs the Finacial World

It is looking like another year where global credit markets are likely to depend on political events that are dominating and causing social unrest. It is a challenging time for business, and industry when the arm of uncertainty is being waved around.

It is a time more than ever to pull on experience and to articulate beliefs and values to clarify facts in a world dominated by hear say or some strategy that means nothing without precise and smooth execution from a commonsense attitude with great knowledge and memory for detail and considering environmental factors.
Mike Rann leader of the South Australian Labor Party for a record breaking 17 years, serving 26 years in parliament with 22 years spent on the front bench, was one of Australia’s most successful state Premiers between 2002 to 2011. During this time also serving  as Ministers for economic development, the arts, employment and further education, youth affairs and tourism. Being there at the beginning of policy creation for positive change for the World and it’s people.
He played a key role in establishing the New University of South Australia, The South Australian Youth Corps, and The South Australian Tourism Commission.
Mike Rann was also the first Minister for social inclusion and one of the World’s first for climate change.  Business can be ethical and still make a profit. Whilst Minister of Aboriginal Affairs he legislated to return sacred lands.
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Bringing together a wealth of experience with global reach from policy development and think tank beginnings to positive out comes as said ” It’s a plan for the state, not just promises at each election”. A legacy built on economic achievements, achieving a triple A credit rating as well as it’s capacity to deliver infrastructure projects.
Offering Corporate advise, Market development and Government engagement to solve challenging business issues. Expertise in community projects, broad-ranging policy design and implementation and advancement of diplomatic trade and cultural relationships.

Difficult challenges from the very start

Anyone born to a father who served in the El Alamein in World War ll will have experienced the harsh life of being separated from the family and the Dessert Rat is no exception with sometimes up to 5 years at war away from wife and children and in some instances forgetting what each other looks like when they come home, if they came home.

The Hon Mike Rann born 5th January 1953 in the UK lived with his father in South London until emigrating to New Zealand at the age of nine years. There is no doubt that compassion for people and environment comes from a conscious place of experiencing and witnessing the harsh reality of mans greed and imprints an urge to attend to mans needs. Later he would become Australia’s first Minister for social inclusion and climate change and appointed Chair of the ” Green Bank” by the federal government. Also a permanent representative to the UN World Food Programme.

The young Mike attended the University of Auckland gaining a Bachelor and master of arts in political science, and was vice president of New Zealand Campaign for nuclear disarmament. He wrote speeches on and assisted in policy development for civil liberties, became a political journalist for New Zealand broadcasting corporation and joined the Labor Party Campaign.

Throughout history leaders have achieved despite being pulled down at every opportunity by the opposition who’s aim is to gain for themselves. But having core values and clarity of facts Mike Rann has achieved and been honoured for his contributions in all the ministerial roles he has taken on in his record breaking 17 years as the leader of the South Australian Labor Party.

Today The Hon Mike Rann is the CEO of Rann Strategy Group, based in London, Rome and Milan. He is a visiting Professor at the Policy Institute of Kings College London, offering corporate advice and functional expertise to help transform business, and solve some challenging issues in a global market dogged by political events and credit markets.