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About the moderator

Distinguished Australian journalist Kerry O'Brien, of ABC Television, has been moderator of the QUT Business Leaders' Forum series since 2000.

During his career Kerry has won six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism, including the Gold Walkley and the Walkley for Outstanding Leadership. He began his career in 1966, starting as a cadet journalist with Channel Nine in Brisbane.

Kerry is the former host of the ABC’s flagship investigative program, Four Corners. For 15 years prior to that, Kerry was editor, presenter and interviewer for the ABC’s 7.30 Report, and has been a presenter and interviewer for the Lateline program. Throughout his career, Kerry has interviewed many world leaders, including Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, as well as many influential figures in the arts, science and business. He has also been a foreign and political correspondent and has anchored ABC’s television election night telecasts. Most recently he has published a book on former Prime Minister Paul Keating, expanding on his acclaimed four-part interview series for the ABC.


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