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Kohler AM

Leading Australian financial journalist.


Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most respected financial commentators and journalists. Bringing sharp insights to key financial issues, he’s the ‘go-to’ for all things finance. Marry up the topics of technology and economics and see sparks fly!

Inspired by entrepreneurship and those keen to take the leap when it comes to start-ups, he challenges old organisations to ‘act young again’.

Current experience:

Currently, Alan is Editor In Chief of Eureka Report; the business editor at large of The Australian; a finance presenter on ABC news; presenter of the Talking Business channel on Qantas inflight radio; and adjunct professor in the business faculty of Victoria University.

Previous experience

From his beginnings as a cadet on The Australian in the late 60s, he’s been editor at the Australian Financial Review from 1985-1988 and The Age from 1992-1995. He was the Chanticleer columnist for the Financial Review twice, and in 1995 joined the ABC, first as a reporter on the 7.30 Report and then as host of Inside Business and finance presenter on ABC news, which he still does.

An enthusiastic Essendon fan and wine aficionado, Alan also launched Eureka Report in 2005 for self-directed investors. In 2007, he was the largest shareholder and CEO of Business Spectator, a 24 hour a day online business publication. In 2012 those businesses were sold to News Corporation.

Alan is an engaging keynote presenter for the savvy investor, the financially studious and any organisation seeking a relevant and meaningful understanding of where it sits, and the opportunities available, in the economic and business marketplace.

Alan was an engaging and extremely interesting speaker. He covered a huge amount of content in his keynote address and the crowd were disappointed that the address had to end. Alan was more than happy to stay back post event to mingle with guests and keep the conversation going after the event. All the comments were overwhelmingly positive and guests left saying how much they would love to have him come back to visit the University. Thank you so much Alan! Global Change Institute

I think we asked a lot of Alan to present his views on the Blockchain to an audience consisting or many blockchain experts and investors. None the less Alan presented an engaging presentation. We would also like to know that Alan is a delight to work with and very accommodating.

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