Julian Clarke has spent his entire working life in the newspaper business. From humble beginnings as   a teenager, straight from BGS, he joined Standard

Newspapers and progressed through the organisation, ultimately appointed managing director.

In 1986 he was appointed General Manager of the Herald & Weekly Times’ (HWT) newspaper division with direct responsibility for their metropolitan dailies, regional dailies, suburban newspapers and pacific region newspapers.

Following News Limited’s successful $2 billion takeover bid for HWT 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 Sunday Mail, as well as their regional interests on the Gold Coast and in Cairns.

In 1991 Julian was appointed managing director of The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd in Melbourne, publisher of the Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, The Weekly Times and Mx, a position he held for 16 years. He retired in 2007 and was elected chairman of the Board.

In August 2013 he was appointed CEO of News Corporation Australia. Julian served on the Royal Children’s Hospital Board and Chairman of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. He was also active on a number of consulting panels to organisations including the City of Melbourne and The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

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