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AFR bolsters team with new hires and promotions

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The Australian Financial Review has announced the expansion of the masthead’s coverage of companies, markets and property with new hires and promotions.  The masthead enhances the coverage of companies, markets and property under the leadership of deputy editor, business Kylar Loussikian and companies editor Vesna Poljak. Primrose Riordan will join the masthead as a companies reporter to focus on private companies and family offices after working for four years as South China Correspondent at the Financial Times in Hong Kong.  Riordan has previously been with the Australian as a foreign affairs and trade reporter for more than two years and a political reporter at The AFR for three years. She begins in July. Joining the AFR as a deputy companies editor in July will be Emily Day from The Age, where she is currently deputy opinion editor. Campbell Kwan has been appointed commercial property reporter. Kwan will work closely with property editor Nick Lenaghan and the team to expa

The Daily Aus and Nike partner to launch The Training Squad

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Thompson departs TechDay

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Journalist Zach Thompson (pictured) has left his position as News Editor at TechDay, leaving the specialist publisher room to hire Kaleah Salmon.  Thompson had been with the outlet since January 2022, wrapping up his tenure with eighteen months of experience, and is now looking for his next role.  “Truthfully, I'm unsure at this stage what my next position might look like - all I know is I'll be following my passions!” said Thompson.  Tech Day has since brought on Kaleah Salmon. Starting her position on the 15th of May, she brings the editorial team to seven total members. "We're excited to have Kaleah and her high energy levels join our team. This will enable us to continue to grow our weekly news coverage", said Sean Mitchell, Publisher, TechDay. Salmon heralding from Sydney, had previously wrote part-time for The Ministry of Sport, after graduating from UTS in 2021.  This follows last week's news of Tech Day promoting news editor Tom Raynel to the position of editoria

David Koch departs Sunrise after two decades

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Williams steps down as CEO of GSLM

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