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Reading on Vocation with Ramona Koval

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Captains of Industry

We’re shaped by what we read; at home, in our world views and in our careers. In this series the Wheeler Centre and ABC Radio National’s ‘The Book Show’ aim to uncover those links between work and words.

This special edition of Reading on Vocation will be presented by broadcaster Peter Mares.

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Portrait of Peter Mares

Peter Mares

Peter Mares is an independent writer and researcher. He is a contributing editor for online magazine Inside Story and a senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme. Peter was a broadcaster with the ABC for twenty-five years, serving as a foreign correspondent based in Hanoi and presenting national radio programs. His latest book is Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration Is Changing the Nation. 

Portrait of Evan Thornley

Evan Thornley

Evan Thornley is the CEO of Better Place.

Portrait of Andrew Penn

Andrew Penn

He has been Group Chief Executive Officer at AXA Asia Pacific Holdings since 2006 with a long association with AXA.

Portrait of Simon McKeon

Simon McKeon

Simon McKeon is executive chair of Macquarie Group Melbourne Office.

Reading on Vocation with Ramona Koval

Being a reader isn’t about sitting in an ivory tower, turning your back on the world. The relationship between life and the page is more fluid. We’re shaped by what we read; at home, in our world views and in our careers.

In this monthly series The Wheeler Centre and Radio National’s The Book Show aim to uncover those links between work and words. Presented and chaired by acclaimed broadcaster Ramona Koval, the discussions will feature high-profile professionals – doctors and physicists, musicians and comedians – talking about the books that have been important to them and have influenced their profession.

On the last Wednesday of each month we’ll be Reading on Vocation. Recordings of each event will be broadcast nationally on The Bookshow on the Friday following each event.

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