Faculty of Business is proud to present Stephen Mayne to speak on Sunday 28 August at the University of Tasmania, Hobart Campus.
Raised in Melbourne, Stephen attended Ivanhoe Grammar and Melbourne University completing a commerce degree. He started in journalism as the finance cadet on the Sun News Pictorial in 1989.
As the Walkley Award-winning journalist who for almost 10 years worked as a reporter, business editor, gossip columnist and chief of staff for newspapers including The Herald Sun, The Age, The Daily Telegraph and the Australian Financial Review. A former spindoctor in Jeff Kennett’s media unit, Stephen ratted on his former boss and published the anti-Kennett website www.jeffed.com during the 1999 state election. With Jeff gone and having burnt all his bridges back into the mainstream, Stephen launched www.crikey.com.au in February 2000 – an e-zine dedicated to exposing the dark side of business, politics and media in Australia.
Crikey is now Australia’s best known independent e-zine with 6,000 paying subscribers for the daily email and more than 1.5 million page views on the website each month. Stephen is also Australia’s most unsuccessful candidate, having failed in 18 public company boards, Melbourne City Council, Jeff Kennett’s old seat of Burwood, the RACV and various other bodies that wouldn’t have him. He talks about his experiences in weekly spots on ABC local radio in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Crikey was sold in March 2005 to Eric Beecher and Di Gribble in a $1million deal, so Stephen is now dedicated to writing for Crikey and shareholder activism.He is married to barrister Paula Piccinini and they have three young children. After losing their house in a defamation battle and moving five times in 30 months, the family has now settled down in suburban Melbourne.
Stephen will be speaking at the Sandy Bay campus in the Stanley Burbury as a part of UTAS Open Day. Program and time will be confirmed closer to the date.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Business
5 October, 2011