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Rowan Callick Lunch Briefing

16 December 2008

Room 29&30, Level 5, KPMG, 147 Collins Street Melbourne

Rowan Callick grew up in England, graduating with a BA Honours from Exeter University. He worked for a daily newspaper in the north east before moving in 1976 to Papua New Guinea, where he became general manager of a locally owned publishing, printing and retail group. In 1987 he moved to Australia, working for almost 20 years for The Australian Financial Review, finally as Asia Pacific Editor. He was China Correspondent for the AFR, based in Hong Kong, from 1996-2000. From 1990-1992 he was a senior writer with Time magazine. He joined The Australian at the start of 2006, as Beijing based China Correspondent, an assignment he completed last month. In January he becomes The Australian's Asia-Pacific Editor, based in Melbourne.
He was a member of the National Advisory Council on Aid Policy from 1994-96, a board member of the Australia Indonesia Institute from 2001-2006, a member of the Foreign Minister's Foreign Affairs Council from 2003-2006, and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Excellence in the Asia-Pacific Region at the Australian National University from 2005-2006. His book "Comrades & Capitalists: Hong Kong Since the Handover" was published by the University of NSW Press in 1998. He won the Graham Perkin Award for Journalist of the Year for 1995, and two Walkley Awards, for Asia-Pacific coverage, for 1997 and 2007. He is married with two children.