Robert Gottliebsen AM has spent almost 60 years writing and commentating about business and investment in Australia. He pioneered business commentary on ABCTV and on radio and has won the Walkley award and Australian Journalist of the Year Award, two of journalism’s highest honours.
Robert writes a daily commentary for The Australian's digital and print publications and regularly for The Eureka Report.
Digital: In 2007 Robert joined Alan Kohler and Steve Bartholomeusz to start www.businessspectator.com.au and develop The Eureka Report which were then purchased in 2012 by NewsCorp. The Eureka Report was then sold to InvestSmart.
Journalism: In 1974 Gottliebsen started the Chanticleer column in the Australian Financial Review, which is still running more than a quarter of a century later. In 1980 he handed the Chanticleer column onto a number of successors; journalists that he had helped train.
In 1981 Gottliebsen founded BRW magazine and helped build the weekly business magazine readership to the highest in the world on a per capita basis.
In 1983 he started the top selling Personal Investor Magazine and in 1998 Shares Magazine.
In 1999 he became host of the Business Daily TV show on Sky News. In 2000 he moved his Business Daily TV studio to “The Australian” Newspaper where he was appointed National Business Commentator. Until 2006 Gottliebsen had a unique role in Australian journalism, communicating business ideas and comments through, “The Australian”, TV shows, the Internet and regular radiobroadcasts. Robert continues to write in “The Australian”, and to speak to organisations, whilst also pursuing a “sea-change”.
Awards: In 2018, Gottliebsen was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Melbourne Press Club. He was also honoured with an AM for his significant service to the print media as a journalist, editor and business analyst, and to education through school governance roles.
Speaker: Robert, as a highly respected commentator has completed hundreds of presentations to clients including: Microsoft, Freemarkets, Infosys, MDMC, ADMA, Telstra, McCullough Lawyers, Institute of Engineers, Amcor, Local Government, CPA’s, State Government, Geopolymers, Institute of Directors Australia, Institute of Directors NZ, Federal Government and many more.
Personal: Robert Gottliebsen is a current director and former chairman of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School and Treasurer of the Essendon Presbyterian Church.