Board of directors

Mr Rowan Callick OBE

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Mr Rowan Callick OBE

BA (Hons) Exeter University
Director since 2010

Rowan Callick grew up in England, working for a daily newspaper in the northeast before moving in 1976 to Papua New Guinea, where he became general manager of a locally owned publishing, printing and retail group.

In 1987 Rowan moved to Australia, working for almost 20 years for The Australian Financial Review, finally as Asia Pacific Editor. He was China Correspondent for The Australian Financial Review, based in Hong Kong, from 1996-2000. From 1990-1992 he was a senior writer with Time magazine. He worked for The Australian from the start of 2006 until mid-2018, twice serving as China Correspondent in Beijing, and also as Asia-Pacific Editor.

Rowan is a board member of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, and Advisory Boards of La Trobe University’s Asia Institute and of its China Studies Department. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He was honoured with the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to journalism and to the training of PNG journalists.