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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