Senior journalist and editor with international experience, from finance to political and general news, sport and entertainment. Content delivery via wire, online, print, television and radio, includes investigative journalism, breaking news, features and analysis.
Assistant Editor, Debtwire
Hong Kong (Dec 2015 – present)
Breaking news and features on loan syndications and debt restructurings, as well as spearheading Debtwire’s drive into broader coverage of private equity deals, fundraisings and trends and for the Asia region.
Asia Private Equity Correspondent, Reuters
Hong Kong (Jan 2011 – Oct 2014)
Senior correspondent leading coverage of the world’s fastest growing private equity industry, from emerging markets of China and Southeast Asia, to mature buyout markets of Australia and Japan. My stories ranged from investigative reporting on China’s princelings, to exclusive stories on KKR raising the biggest ever private equity fund for Asia, management reshuffles at TPG, Nat Rothschild’s plans to counter the Bakrie family’s plans for Bumi Plc, and the trend of private equity taking US-listed China firms private. Liaising with intra-Asian bureaus and correspondents, as well as with correspondents in London and New York on cross-border stories. Representing the company to internal and external audiences.
Nominated for a SOPA award for breaking news in 2011-12, for breaking the news that Chinese regulators were drafting formal objections to a critical business structure (VIE) which foreign firms use to invest in China, and which is the basis of many U.S.-listed China companies, including Sina and Baidu.
Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief, Reuters LPC
Hong Kong (May 2008 – Jan 2011)
Managing a team of seven journalists in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong, providing breaking news, insight and analysis of Asia’s $450 billion syndicated loan markets through wire news, a weekly newsletter, annual reports, and on Reuters Insider TV. Core responsibilities included hiring and training new journalists, integrating Reuters LPC news into the main Reuters news file, and representing the company at external events, including presenting at industry conferences, sitting on industry committees, and liaising with industry bodies and regulators.
Editor, Oxford University Press China
Hong Kong (Jan – Apr 2008)
Generating new content and revising existing educational texts to meet Hong Kong’s increased focus on critical analysis and social studies.
Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Composition
Tucson / Los Angeles (Apr 2004 – Aug 2007)
Teaching developmental writing, technical/expository writing, research techniques, literature & critical analysis, for ESL, developmental writing and university level classes. Using essays, short stories and novels to generate discussion and writing linked to core social issues. Santa Monica College, L.A. City College, Pima Community College.
Scriptwriter, Open University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (Oct 2003 – Feb 2004)
Creating screenplays for use in training materials focused on workplace situations. The materials replaced products created before the revolution in communications technology.
Asia-Pacific Editor, Reuters Basis Point
Hong Kong (Jan 2002 – Oct 2003)
Managing implementation of a new web-based real-time news service for a Reuters subsidiary which was previously a print-only company. Duties included authoring a comprehensive style guide, fact-checking, troubleshooting stories on the wire, hiring/training copy editors, establishing/maintaining business contingency plan, creating/writing print ads, liaising with printers and computer technicians.
Writer / Editor
San Francisco (Sep 1999 – Dec 2001)
Netnoir.com was a news, features and entertainment-focused African-American dot-com. Regular columnists included Earl Ofari Hutchison, Armstrong Williams and Patricia J Williams.
The first dedicated African-American commercial website, NetNoir began as part of the AOL greenhouse project.
Journalist & Marketing Communications Writer
Los Angeles (Nov 1997 – Aug 1999)
- Football EXPO, Cannes
- Direct marketing package materials, placement articles, newsletters and ad copy for the first global soccer conference and exhibition
- South China Morning Post
Columnist, Marketing Communications Writer
Hong Kong (Nov 1994 – Oct 1997)
- Integrated Publicity Services
- Writing press releases, invites, brochures, proposals, TV ads, slogans and teasers for a client list including Levi’s, Swatch, Longines, Gianni Versace, G Gigli, TCBY, Daniel Roth, Bertolucci, MFG, and Fauchon.
- BC Magazine – columnist and features writer
Visiting Lecturer, Hong Kong Poly-University
Hong Kong (1992 – 1995)
Working in the English Department’s Study Centre, and teaching English for Academic Purposes to students studying at levels from diploma to master’s degree.
Proofreader / Copy Editor
Hong Kong (Jan 1991 – Nov 1994)
Asian Printing, Asian Advertising & Marketing, Asian Property, Sawasdee, Asia Law & Practice, Cargonews Asia, J Walter Thompson Direct, basis point
Teacher: E.S.L. / E.F.L.
Singapore, Australia, U.K., Hong Kong (1987 – 1994)
Master of Arts
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (2003)
- English Literature & Creative Writing, Fiction (GPA 4.0)
- Editorial Staff for “14 Hills”
- Intern at Chronicle Books
- Writer/Editor for CW Alumni Outreach Programme
Bachelor of Science
Loughborough University of Science & Technology, Loughborough, U.K. (1986)
- Sociology with Social Administration