Editor and writer; observer and disdainer of trends in my spare time

I’m an editor, writer, speaker and communicator based in Sydney, Australia. I’m passionate about good writing, technology, photography, cooking, cats and the Sydney Swans.

I currently work at Nuix as editorial director. This website is my personal opinion and not related to my employer.

Over the past (*mumble* *cough*) two decades, I’ve written (mostly) about tech for APCThe Australian, Banking Technology, The Bulletin, C|Level, CRN, iTnews, Nett, The Official PlayStation Magazine, PC World, The Sydney Morning Herald, Technology & Business and ZDNet Australia.

Bruny Island, April 2017
Bruny Island, April 2017

From 2002 to 2004, I was editor of Technology & Business magazine, which helped IT decision makers choose the right technology tools for their needs. Technology & Business won Best New Title at the 2002 ITJourno Awards.

From 2008 to 2009 I edited Nett magazine, which gave small business owners the information and inspiration to make the most of online technologies. Nett was awarded Best B2B Magazine Launch at the 2008 Publishers Australia Bell Awards and Custom Magazine of the Year at the 2009 Bell Awards.

Birkenau, December 2015
Birkenau, December 2015

I worked on the Sydney Morning Herald‘s Walkley Award-winning Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympics website.

I have also crafted corporate communications – including case studies, media releases, brochures, speeches, annual reports, websites, newsletters and emails – for global technology, financial services, telecommunications and property management firms. This was through my work at Editor Group and for private clients.

Kirkjufell, May 2018
Kirkjufell, May 2018

I know a bit about social media. I’ve had a website since 1996 and been blogging since 2000. These days you’re more likely to find me on Twitter. I’ve hosted webinars about using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for business and helped clients use social media to their best advantage.

Before becoming a journalist, I worked in international trade and was very briefly the marketing manager for a risqué Melbourne nightclub. When I tried to convince the club manager that a website would be a great way to promote the business, he refused because ‘the internet is nothing but kids and perverts’.

Petersham, March 2019
Petersham, March 2019