The Walkley Trustees are the members and directors of the company Walkley Foundation Pty Ltd, which is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission. They act as the management board.
The Walkley Trustees
Chair: Quentin Dempster AM
Quentin Dempster AM is a broadcaster, journalist and author. He is currently contributing editor of The New Daily. He is a former director (staff-elected) of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1992-96). He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to current affairs and journalism. Starting from a cadetship with the Maryborough Chronicle in Queensland, he worked for the Brisbane Telegraph as chief political reporter and columnist. From 1984 he joined the ABC as political reporter and then current affairs presenter of The 7.30 Report. He presented the NSW edition of the program from 1990 to 1994, headed the ABC investigative unit and presented Stateline, later 7.30 NSW from 1996 to 2016. He is the author of three ground breaking books: Honest Cops (1992); Whistleblowers (1997) and Death Struggle – How political malice and boardroom power plays are killing the ABC (2000).
Angelos Frangopoulos is the CEO and Managing Editor at Australian News Channel Pty Ltd (ANC), the operator of the SKY NEWS services and the leading provider of 24 hour television news services in Australia and New Zealand. ANC is owned by News Corp Australia, a subsidiary of News Corp.
ANC delivers more news and current affairs programming than all Australian television networks combined. Its news services include SKY NEWS LIVE, SKY NEWS BUSINESS, SKY NEWS WEATHER, A-PAC Australia’s Public Affairs Channel, SKY NEWS New Zealand, SKY NEWS Multiview and SKY NEWS Local.
On January 26, 2015, broadcast boundaries were extended to include the new Australia Channel service to cater for markets outside of Australia and New Zealand. Australia Channel is an extension of the foundation SKY NEWS products, catering for international audiences.
Angelos joined ANC in July 1996, five months after the channel’s inception. After serving as Chief of Production, he was appointed Managing Editor in 2000 and then Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Angelos previously held positions at British Sky Broadcasting in London, Nine Network Sydney and Prime Television Canberra. Early in his career he also worked at Mid State Television Orange.
Angelos is Chairman of the Australia Day Council of NSW, Chair of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University, Pro-Chancellor (Sydney) for Charles Sturt University, Deputy Chair of the Walkley Advisory Board, a Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He’s been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Charles Sturt University.
He is married to Rebecca and has four children; Libby, Amy, Max and Leo. @Frangopoulos
Michael Janda has worked at the ABC for almost eight years across online, radio and television news and current affairs. He started out as the national broadcaster’s inaugural business and finance cadet in 2008 which, in a stroke of luck, was probably the best year to cover economics and the markets since 1929. For most of his time at the ABC, Michael has been responsible for editing the business news page, as well as writing much of its content. However, he is also a regular contributor to The Drum, and has worked as a reporter and producer for The Business and as a business and economics reporter for PM, The World Today and AM.
Gina McColl is deputy editor of the investigative unit at The Age, with interests in probity in politics, public policy and consumer affairs. A former Age arts editor and BRW web editor, Gina has been vice-president of the Media section of MEAA since 2007.
Stuart Washington has reported from New York, Singapore and Cambodia in a career kickstarted as a police reporter for the Newcastle Herald. Award-winning work has included a lengthy pursuit of the villains at the centre of Australia’s largest superannuation theft and a feature that presaged the global financial crisis. The quality of his work has been recognised with a Knight Bagehot fellowship, giving him a one-year sabbatical at Columbia University. The period in New York allowed him access to some of the key characters in the GFC, and a unique perspective as a reporter.
Stuart is currently the Managing Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.