Former State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has emerged as the frontrunner to replace outgoing Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Ayres leads a field of high profile candidates for the role at the powerful business lobby group.
Ayres is looking for work after losing the seat of Penrith at the State Election last month.
The final count for the seat reveals Ayres won the first preference votes by just four votes, with preferences resulting in Labor’s Karen McKeown winning the seat.
The Business Council of Australia states that it actively collaborates with other community and business groups, political leaders at all levels of government and engages directly with the community to achieve its vision and purpose.