Colleen Ryan was a Fairfax journalist for over thirty-five years. She is a former Editor of the Australian Financial Review and during her career she was Washington correspondent for the AFR and more recently China correspondent, based in Shanghai for six years.
Colleen has worked across the Fairfax group including a decade with the Sydney Morning Herald and five years with National Times. She has won three Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley and received a Centenary Medal for services to journalism and publishing, as well as the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.
Colleen was co-author of the last book on Fairfax—Corporate Cannibals: The Taking of Fairfax—published in 1992.