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Leadership   Back to Top

Lisa Watts

Lisa Watts

Chief Executive

Lisa is CEO and Executive Director of The Conversation Media Group and is responsible for funding and operations, and the IT and Product teams who serve the international group. Previously Lisa was CEO of ArtsHub, CEO of a search marketing firm, and GM online employment for Fairfax Digital. Lisa has been a Director of Vertical Networks Group and Chair of Midsumma Festival. Lisa is a Deloitte Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leader.

Damian Thompson

Damian Thompson

Chief Operating Officer, TC International

Damian is Chief Operating Officer of The Conversation International. He's previously worked in government on programs and as a ministerial policy adviser. Damian works with The Conversation teams across our global network to coordinate global strategies and secure funding from philanthropic foundations.

Stephen Khan

Stephen Khan

Executive Editor, The Conversation International

Stephen Khan is the Executive Editor of The Conversation global network. He was Editor of the UK edition from 2013-2020. Before joining The Conversation in 2013 he was a news editor at The Guardian. He has also been deputy foreign editor of The Independent and Scotland editor of The Observer.

Edition Editors   Back to Top

Misha Ketchell

Misha Ketchell

Editor

Misha is the Editor of The Conversation Australia and New Zealand. He has been an editor and journalist for more than 25 years. He was founding editor of The Big Issue Australia and editor of Crikey, The Reader and The Melbourne Weekly. He was also a reporter and feature writer at The Age and also worked at the ABC where he was a TV producer on Media Watch and The 7:30 Report and an editor on The Drum.

Jo Adetunji

Jo Adetunji

Editor

Jo Adetunji is the Editor of The Conversation UK. Previously, Jo worked as a reporter and editor at the Guardian, and has also written for The Times and The Independent.

Beth Daley

Beth Daley

Executive Editor and General Manager

Beth Daley is the Executive Editor of The Conversation US. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for climate reporting at the Boston Globe, she also worked at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting as a reporter and director of partnerships. As Director of Strategic Development at InsideClimate, she worked to diversify the Pulitzer Prize-winning news outlet's revenue stream. Daley attended Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow in 2011/2012.

Fabrice Rousselot

Fabrice Rousselot

Directeur de la rédaction

Fabrice a passé une grande partie de sa carrière comme correspondant à l'étranger pour Libération avant d'en diriger le site web puis de devenir le directeur de la rédaction du quotidien. Il a écrit dans plusieurs magazines et collaboré à de nombreux médias internationaux. Il est aussi l'auteur de deux livres d'actualité internationale et politique et d'un roman.

Prodita Sabarini

Prodita Sabarini

CEO/Publisher

Prodita Sabarini bergabung dengan The Conversation di 2014 sebagai Jakarta Editor. Sebelumnya Prodita wartawan harian berbahasa Inggris The Jakarta Post dengan minat isu hak asasi manusia. Di 2013/2014 Prodita adalah Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow di Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies. Dia menerima gelar Master of Human Rights Law and Policy dari University of New South Wales, Sydney dan Sarjana Ilmu Komunikasi dari Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung.

Jabulani Sikhakhane

Jabulani Sikhakhane

Editor

Jabulani is the Editor of The Conversation Africa. Jabulani was previously spokesperson for the South African Minister of Finance and National Treasury. He has also worked as spokesperson for the South African Reserve Bank. He had a long career as a journalist, columnist and editor on South Africa’s leading business and finance publications. He was a 2002/2003 Nieman Fellow (Harvard University).

Scott White

Scott White

CEO | Editor-in-Chief

Scott White is CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Press and VP Content Strategy and Business Development at Postmedia. He has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and is a graduate of the journalism program at Ryerson University. Scott White est directeur de The Conversation Canada. Précédemment, il a été rédacteur en chef de The Canadian Press.

Luis Felipe Torrente

Luis Felipe Torrente

Director

Cofundador y director de la edición en español de The Conversation. Periodista y documentalista. Ha trabajado para Canal+, CNN+, Telemadrid, Cuatro, RTVE y CTXT.es. Fue alumno y profesor de la Escuela de Periodismo UAM/El País.

Technology & Design   Back to Top

Ari de Wit

Ari de Wit

Head of IT

Ari has built, led, and coached IT services teams in research, engineering, and social services organisations in New Zealand and Australia, leveraging his studies in technology and business while keeping the focus on people first. Ari leads the ongoing improvement of IT services across The Conversation to help ensure they're providing the best possible tools for our staff and collaborators.

Zoe Jazz

Zoe Jazz

Head of Design

Zoe works across a variety of products to enhance The Conversation’s user experience. As a UX specialist and design thinker, Zoe is excited about technology’s ability to enable better human communication and collaboration. Zoe has previously managed the Wilderness Society’s brand and website launch to raise awareness of nature conservation; founded Ain’t no Planet B to inspire 12k loyalists to live waste free; and supported the launch of Redbubble’s first iOS app and new-look design system.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Lead Site Reliability Engineer

Alex studied computer science at RMIT University. Before joining The Conversation he built software at SitePoint, Flippa, and Stax.

Paweł Gałązka

Paweł Gałązka

Lead front end developer

Pawel joins The Conversation from Envato and he brings a wealth of knowledge in front-end systems. His responsibilities include front-end strategy, SEO & Core Web Vitals performance, accessibility, front-end dev productivity & code homogenisation.

Ben MacLeod

Ben MacLeod

Senior Developer

Taking a left turn after a BA majoring in Linguistics, narrowly avoiding a career in rock and roll, Ben studied Software Development at RMIT. He comes to The Conversation from working on the TalkBox platform at ImpactData, and is keen to contribute to shaping the future of journalism.

Josh Bassett

Josh Bassett

Senior Developer

A UNSW alumnus, Josh enjoys applying CompSci rigour to all manners of problems. Prior to joining The Conversation he worked on several large projects including the Bendigo Bank mobile app, the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the Clear Grain Exchange, and the WordPress iPhone app.

Nick Browne

Nick Browne

Senior Developer

Nick studied computer science at RMIT University. He has worked in Australia, India, Hong Kong and America before joining The Conversation.

Tiago Amaro

Tiago Amaro

Senior Developer

Tiago studied computer science at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil). His motto is to write better software that people will love.

Rohan Mitchell

Rohan Mitchell

Senior Developer

Rohan studied software engineering and chemistry at the Australian National University. He comes to The Conversation after working to democratise our food systems with the Open Food Network and CERES Fair Food.