Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists withsix Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism including the Gold Walkley, and the Walkley for Outstanding Leadership. Other industry awards include a Logie for public affairs coverage.
For ABC-TV he was the editor, presenter and interviewer for the 7.30 Report over 15 years, the presenter and interviewer at Four Corners for five years and at Lateline for six years.
He has interviewed many world leaders including Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela,Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, as well as many influential figures in the arts, science and business.
Most recently, he is the co-author of The Voice to Parliament Handbook with Thomas Mayo.