Mr Greg Sheridan AO
Greg Sheridan AO is foreign editor of The Australian and a highly regarded journalist and commentator. He is active across radio and television, as well as print.
Greg grew up in Sydney, attending Macquarie University and the University of Sydney.
By chance, Greg Sheridan’s early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who now make up Australia’s political leadership. At university, Tony Abbott was his best friend; he became close to Peter Costello as well as Labor figures Michael Danby and Michael Easson. As a young journalist with The Bulletin, he became friends and colleagues with Bob Carr and Malcolm Turnbull. When he first joined The Australian, he was posted to China where he befriended another future leader, Kevin Rudd.
Greg first worked at The Bulletin magazine in 1979. His reporting on the Vietnamese boat people, subsequent to the end of the Vietnam War, sparked a lifelong interest in Asian politics.
Greg joined The Australian in 1984. He worked in Beijing, Washington and Canberra before starting his tenure as foreign editor in 1992. He is a distinguished fellow of the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne.
He has written seven books. His latest: God is Good for You: A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times, is a passionate defence of religious belief in a secular age. Before that, When We Were Young and Foolish was an entertaining memoir of culture, politics and journalism. As foreign editor, he specialises in Asia. He has interviewed presidents and prime ministers across the world.
Greg will be speaking on Is God good for you?
Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers three or four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.