Michael West spent two decades working as a journalist, stockbroker, editor and finance commentator before striking out on his own in July 2016.
Having worked for eight years investigating financial markets and big business for Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian and another eight years for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald at Fairfax Media, West has established michaelwest.com.au to focus on journalism of high public interest.
West was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences last year. The role is to work with the School’s Sydney Democracy Network, investigating money in politics, corporate influence and the intersection between government and big business.
You can follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelWestBiz.
Sandi Keane joined as editor-in-chief this year. Sandi was formerly editor and environment editor at Independent Australia.
She has also conducted corporate investigations, principally into the energy and media sectors. Her investigation into the anti-wind lobby and Waubra Foundation was used to support Labor’s Clean Energy Bill, thus, making it into Hansard.
Sandi holds a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Melbourne.
Describing herself as a “Twitter tragic”, Keane has tweeted for ABC’s Lateline as well as the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. You can follow her on Twitter @jarrapin.
For story ideas, contributions, syndications and production issues, please email Sandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean van Dijk
Dean van Dijk runs the technical aspects at michaelwest.com.au; the construction, web-hosting and design of the website.
As a graphic designer, web designer and online consultant, Dean has worked with clients in many industries. Dean has 18 years’ experience in branding, photography, print production, website design, development and hosting, server management and digital marketing, including SEO/SEM and social media. His web address is www.deanvandijk.com.