Editor-in-Chief and Director
Andrew is the Founder of 360info with the foundational support of Margaret Gardner, AC, the Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University. He leads the global development of the 360info wire service. Previously, Andrew founded The Conversation, Australia’s largest independent news and commentary site. He also raised the funding and helped set up The Conversation’s operations in the UK, US, South Africa, France, Indonesia, Canada, and Spain. Previously Andrew edited The Observer (London), Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh), The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald (Glasgow), The Melbourne Age and The Sunday Age (Australia); and was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue (London) and worked at The Times and The Sunday Times (London).
Asia Pacific Editor
Ilaria oversees the editorial output for 360info’s Asia Pacific hub, based in the Melbourne office. In addition to managing the editorial team, she works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Director on editorial strategy. She previously held leadership roles at the ABC’s International broadcasting division, Springer Nature (leading scholarly publisher of the Nature portfolio and Scientific American) and Lonely Planet, where she was Head of Content Acquisitions.
Eve’s focus is on business development, partnerships and collaborations for 360info, as well as strategic and operational planning, and resource management. Her background is in commercial book publishing, where she most recently managed the performance of Dorling Kindersely in Australia, overseeing the finance, publishing, sales, marketing and inventory for the DK program. Eve also has extensive experience in product innovation and business development with Penguin Random House.
Associate Editor, 360info, and South Asia Editor
Bharat has a strategic development role across 360info and is South Asia Editor leading our work across the region. He is a senior Indian journalist and columnist and former television show host on Foreign Affairs for RajyaSabha TV. Bharat has served as Editor of Catch News, founding Editor of Mail Today, Executive Editor of the Hindustan Times, Editor of The Telegraph in Delhi, Editor of the Express-News Service, Washington Correspondent of the Indian Express and an Assistant Editor with The Times of India.
COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT
Media Liaison, Communications and Development Coordinator
As Media Liaison, Communications and Development Coordinator, Emma works closely with 360info clients and stakeholders to establish and maintain strong partnerships, and build brand awareness for the 360info platform. She holds a double Master’s Degree in Journalism and International Relations from Monash University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne.
Deputy Editor, Asia-Pacific (Melbourne)
Working with Ilaria, Chris leads the editorial team with a focus on leading and maintaining our high standards and ensuring service consistency across the network. Chris has been a reporter, sub-editor, news editor and digital producer for news outlets on three continents since the 1980s. He began his career at The NT News and has worked at The Courier Mail, Sunday Mail, The Evening Standard, The Observer, Evening Mail (Birmingham), China Daily, Shanghai Star, Sunday Star-Times (NZ) and ABC and has taught journalism at the Queensland University of Technology.
Senior Commissioning Editor (Melbourne)
Suzannah is a Senior Commissioning Editor with 360info. An accomplished science journalist and communicator, she has diverse experience producing content across multiple platforms and for a range of target audiences. She was previously the online science reporter for ABC Science, and has also worked for ABC Emergency, ABC Open, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Burnet Institute.
Senior Commissioning Editor (Sydney)
Based at the University of Sydney, Lachlan is a Senior Commissioning Editor for 360Info. Previously he has worked in a range of production and management roles across digital and broadcast media with the ABC, SBS and CNN International among others. He has lived and worked extensively across Europe, Asia and Turkey.
Senior Commissioning Editor (Sydney)
Sam is a Senior Commissioning Editor for 360Info, based at UNSW Sydney. Previously he has worked for United Nations operations in Afghanistan, Sudan and Timor-Leste and for the UN humanitarian office and Unicef in New York. Since moving with his family to Australia in 2016, he has worked as an editor, writer and media adviser for organisations including Amnesty International, Deloitte, International SOS and the Lowy Institute. He is a graduate of the creative writing program at Carnegie-Mellon University in the US.
Commissioning Editor (Melbourne)
Reece is a commissioning editor based in Melbourne. He is also a Teaching Associate with Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism. He previously served as a digital producer for Melbourne’s Herald Sun and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.
Commissioning Editor (Delhi)
Piya Srinivasan is a commissioning editor based in 360info’s Delhi-NCR office. She is also Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad. She holds a doctorate in law and governance from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and has experience as a researcher and news editor.
Data and Digital Storytelling Lead (Melbourne)
James is a researcher, data journalist and digital storyteller. He previously worked with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub using his data visualisation skills to help Australians understand climate change. James has a PhD in Climate Science from UNSW.
Michael is based at Monash’s campus in Caulfield, Australia. He has worked in the wild world of multimedia for over ten years across a wide range of sectors. From international corporate and government projects to working with curatorial teams at some of Australia’s most prestigious museums, he can deliver content across any and every medium. His skills include graphic design, video, animation, motion graphics and photography.
Senior Commissioning Editor (Indonesia)
Ria is based at Monash Indonesia’s campus in Jakarta. She was formerly a reporter in Liputan6 SCTV and producer in TransTV Indonesia and joined international organisations like Free Press Unlimited the Netherlands, Hivos Southeast Asia, Save the Children (UK) and GIZ (Germany). Ria holds a Master’s Degree in TV Documentary Production, Salford University Greater Manchester UK and Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung. She was a lecturer in University of Indonesia and Paramadina University for Documentary, TV Production and News Script-writing.
Senior Commissioning Editor (Malaysia)
Based at Monash’s Kuala Lumpur campus, Vicknesan comes with 35 years of national and regional experience in journalism, accuring skillsets across the spheres of digital newsrooms, content management, branding, social media, publishing, capacity-building, communications and research. He has done stints with both local start-ups and global entities and conducts media training for young journalists and corporate staff besides speaking at industry workshops and panel discussions/events.
Commissioning Editor (Malaysia)
Based at Monash’s Kuala Lumpur campus, Shahirah has more than a decade of experience in media and corporate communications. She began her career as a broadcast journalist at Malaysia’s free-to-air channel, ntv7. She was a founding team member and writer for the now-defunct #edGY pullout in The Edge Malaysia Weekly. She was also a broadcast journalist for the publication’s web TV, The Edge TV. She moved to corporate communications as a writer at Gamuda Berhad and later on as communications manager at GDP Architects. Prior to 360info, Shahirah was the communication and content programme officer for a non-profit media advocacy outfit, Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ).
Commissioning Editor (Japan)
Based at Osaka university, Brendan works to support the development of 360info North East Asia. He has two decades of practical experience in documentary production, science communication and virtual educational projects and has produced a number of award winning documentaries, interactive websites and the bi-lingual Our World magazine. He served as Head of Online Learning and Communications with the United Nations University, Tokyo from 2002 to 2015, before taking up academic positions at RMIT University and then at Osaka University. He retains a position as adjunct professor in the RMIT School of Media and Communications, Australia.
360info Advisory Council
The Hon Professor Marilyn Warren – AC QC, Chair, 360info
Associate Professor Melissa Castan – Associate Dean, Faculty of Law and Co-Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights
Professor Kim Cornish – Director, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and Head of School of Psychology
Mr Trent Gillam – Chief of Staff and Executive Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Ms Belinda Hayes – Director, Communications, University Marketing, Admissions and Communications
Ms Dani Howden – Director, External Relations, Development & Alumni
Professor Andrew Jaspan – AM – Director, 360info
Professor Andrew MacIntyre – Pro Vice-Chancellor, South East Asia Partnerships
Professor Ann Nicholson – Dean, Faculty of Information Technology
Professor Mike Ryan – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Andrew Walker – President & Pro Vice-Chancellor, Malaysia
Professor Simon Wilkie – Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Editorial & Research Advisory Panel
Dr Seye Abimbola
Health systems researcher from Nigeria and senior lecturer at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Initial training in medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. Editor-in-chief of BMJ Global Health and a member of the WHO Health System Governance Collaborative and serves on the advisory council of Global Health 50/50.
Professor Tony Capon
Directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in planetary health. Member of the International Advisory Board for The Lancet Planetary Health and the Lancet Covid Commission.
Maria Cortés Puch
Vice President of Networks at UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and based in Madrid. Previously she worked for Unesco.
Former Editor-in-Chief, Australian Associated Press with full editorial responsibility for the national newswire agency. President of the global news agency network, MINDS International until June 2020.
Dr Bobby John
Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health; President, Global Health Advocates; South Asia Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; HIV/Aids India Initiatives, World Vision, Based in Pune, India.
Charles “Chuck” Lewis
Professor, American University School of Communication, DC; Founder, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Previously: Producer, ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes.
Dr Selina Lo
Executive Director Global Health Alliance, Selina has been Medical Director for Essential Medicines for Medecins sans Frontieres, Senior Editor for the Lancet in London and Beijing, inaugural CEO for Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), consultant to the UN International Institute of Global Health and most recently invited to join the World Pandemic Research Network. Consulting editor to The Lancet.
Dr Linje Manyozo
Senior Lecturer in Communication for Development, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Australia. He has held posts at LSE, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa and University of Malawi where he introduced Africa’s first Bachelor’s Degree Program in Media for Development.
Professor Ramesh Mashelkar
FRS, was President of Indian National Science Academy and led the transformation of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, now listed among the top ten achievements of Indian Science & Technology in the 20th century. He has received 44 honorary doctorates from universities around the world. He has been Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University for a record twelve years.
Professor Michael Mintrom
Professor of Public Policy, Director, Better Governance and Policy, Monash University ‘Funmi Olonisakin Vice President (Global Engagement) and Professor of Security, Leadership & Development, King’s College London; Founder, African Leadership Centre, University of Nairobi.
Professor Rob Moodie
Deputy Head of School, Professor of Public Health, School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), University of Melbourne; Professor of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi.
Director of News, ABC, Australia
Journalist at the Associated Press bureau in Amsterdam for five years. He conducts cross-disciplinary research in media at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he is a Professor of Journalism. Much of his research has taken a non-Western approach with a focus on Zimbabwe and more broadly his Africa experiences.
Professor Peter Newman
Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He is the Coordinating Lead Author for the UN’s IPCC on Transport.
Professor Lauren Rickards
IPCC panel member; Associate Professor and Co-leader of the Climate Change and Resilience research program, RMIT University. Research Adviser to 360info
Director of Democracy 2025, Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra; Director and Professor of Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, Canberra. Previously: Director, World-wide Universities Public Policy Network.
Professor R Sudarshan
A social science student, is the founding Dean of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, India, since 2012. He was a former Rhodes Scholar. He worked with the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme for 30 years.