Julian Reginald Clarke
Julian Clarke spent his entire working life in the news- paper business, holding the role as Managing Director for the Herald and Weekly Times for 16 years. This was a hugely successful stint for Julian personally and for the Herald Sun, Victoria’s most popular newspaper. From humble beginnings as a teenager at the Standard Newspapers in 1960, when he arrived for his job interview in his BGS school uniform, Julian went on to hold many senior positions before becoming Managing Director. In 1986 Julian was appointed General Manager of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper division with direct responsibility for their metropolitan dailies, regional dailies, suburban newspapers and pacific region newspapers. Following News Limited’s successful takeover bid for the Herald and Weekly Times in 1987, Julian was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Queensland Newspapers, an associated company. Based in Brisbane, he was responsible for their total operations, including the Courier-Mail and the Sunday Mail, as well as their regional daily interests on the Gold Coast and in Cairns. On 1 July 1991 Julian was appointed Managing Director of The Herald and Weekly Times Limited in Melbourne, publisher of the Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, The Weekly Times and MX. He was widely regarded as passionate and sympathetic. For many years Julian served on the board of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Committee for Melbourne and L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. He was also active on a number of consulting panels to organisations including the City of Melbourne and Committee for Economic Development of Australia.
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