Mike was appointed Editor of AAP in 2008, after nearly 25 years with the news agency working as a reporter and subeditor across news, sport and finance. His time in the field included two stints as a foreign correspondent in Europe and China, before becoming Finance Editor, News Editor and then Head of Sport. He fell in love with reporting after completing an Arts Degree at Queensland University where he wrote articles for the student magazine Semper and completed a double major in journalism. He has covered six summer Olympics, leading the AAP team at the Athens, Beijing and London Games.
Jo has been with AAP for 25 years. She’s a proven newsroom leader who is responsible for coordinating AAP’s breaking news, and multimedia coverage major events, such as elections and royal and papal visits. Jo is committed to improving how AAP delivers its news to meet ever-changing audience expectations. She has has been instrumental in transforming newsroom practices and guiding our team through those changes, while developing the next generation of AAP journalists. A graduate of the University of Queensland, Jo’s career has taken her to Charters Towers in northern Queensland, to Orange in NSW, then to AAP where her roles have included broadcast editor, Melbourne bureau chief, news editor, and deputy editor.
Philip has more than 30 years experience working in senior editorial roles for Australia’s largest media companies. These positions include Editor of Fairfax Media’s The Sun-Herald (2000-2006), Group Executive Editor Fairfax Media (2006-2011), Assistant Editor of News Corp’s The Daily Telegraph (1995-1999) and U.S. correspondent for News Corp (1988-1990). He has also served on the Australian Press Council (2010-2011). He joined AAP in 2012 and works with the Newswire senior management team to shape the news and information service for the future.
News Logistics Manager
Holly joined AAP as a subeditor during the Sydney Olympics, after several years at regional newspapers, and quickly moved into general reporting in the Sydney Bureau. She moved from there to bureau chief roles in both Sydney and Perth, and then onto management of AAP’s video, photographic and graphics operation. Holly now plans and executes AAP’s special event coverage, coordinating high-quality, comprehensive and flexible content from some of the world’s biggest events, such as the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup.