Leigh Clifford: from 37 years at Rio Tinto, to 11 years chairing Qantas and range of other fascinating corporate roles

In the early 1970s, the young mining engineer Leigh Clifford spent 6 years working in Broken Hill, including a year under-ground when he was a member of a union affiliated with the modern day CFMEU. By the time the Qantas chairman controversially supported grounding the airline in 2011, he’d come full circle. Stephen Mayne sat down with him for this week’s Chairman interview.

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