Law & Regulation

Ron Brierley: from corporate titan to jailed paedophile

Australian Financial Review
Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Ron Brierley: from corporate titan to jailed paedophile
Ron Brierley: idiosyncratic, but devoted to his job – one that brought him fame, wealth and honour as a knight of the realm. (Image: Getty)
Australian Financial Review
Fri, 15 Oct 2021
As Ron Brierley hunched over his chair at his sentencing on Thursday, it was hard to reconcile the pitiful image with that of the swashbuckling corporate titan from days gone by.Along with buccaneers like Robert Holmes a Court, John Spalvins, Christopher Skase and Alan Bond, Brierley shook up the business landscape in the final decades of the 20th century.He was also a great survivor, outlasting most of his contemporaries as they fell to a mixture of debt and greed.But Brierley hid a dark secret in his personal life, his predilection for pictur...

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