Author, columnist and UTS:ACRI Advisory Board member Rowan Callick worked for almost 20 years for The Australian Financial Review, finally as Asia Pacific Editor. He was China Correspondent for the AFR, based in Hong Kong, from 1996-2000. From 1990-1992 he was a senior writer with Time magazine. He worked for The Australian from the start of 2006 until mid-2018, twice serving as China Correspondent in Beijing, and also as Asia-Pacific Editor. He continues to write regularly for the newspaper.
Rowan is a board member of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, and a member of the Advisory Boards of La Trobe University's Asia Institute and of its China Studies Department. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and an Industry Fellow at Griffith University’s Asia Institute.
He has written three books published in both English and Chinese, including Comrades & Capitalists: Hong Kong Since the Handover (UNSW Press, 1998); and Party Time: Who Runs China and How (Black Inc, 2013) in Australia, then internationally as The Party Forever (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He won the Graham Perkin Award for Journalist of the Year for 1995, and two Walkley Awards, for Asia-Pacific coverage, for 1997 and 2007. He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to journalism and to the training of PNG journalists.