Rowan Callick is a public speaker, author and media writer. He is an Industry Fellow at Griffith University's Asia Institute and a member of the Advisory Boards of the National Foundation for Australia China Relations, La Trobe University’s Asia Institute and its China Studies Department, and the University of Technology Sydney’s Australia China Relations Institute. He is a governor of the Foundation for Development Cooperation, and a fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
He was Beijing-based China Correspondent for The Australian for two terms – returning in mid 2018 – following 20 years with The Australian Financial Review including as China Correspondent based in Hong Kong. He was also Asia-Pacific Editor for both newspapers. And he was a senior writer with Time magazine, and a newspaper publisher in Papua New Guinea for 10 years.
He has written three books published in both English and Chinese: Comrades & Capitalists: Hong Kong Since the Handover, Channar: A landmark venture in iron ore; and Party Time: Who Runs China and How. He has won a Graham Perkin Award for Australian Journalist of the Year, two Walkley Awards, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 on the recommendation of the PNG government, for services to the training of PNG journalists.