You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker
“Brexit - British Politics and Implications for Australia"
Date: Monday 6 February 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: Union Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire (jacket & tie or equivalent, sorry no exceptions)
Colin Chapman is an Australian-based specialist in geo-politics and geo-economics. He honed these skills after four decades working at senior level in international journalism, and, more recently, as vice-president Asia Pacific at Stratfor, an American intelligence company in the private sector.
Currently he undertakes confidential assignments for chairmen and CEOs of significant global companies, while also running a number of publishing and multimedia projects, and undertaking writing and broadcast assignments in Australia and overseas. He travels extensively to fulfil this work.
Colin’s international media career has spanned three continents, and encompassed roles as a writer and broadcaster, and in senior management. His most recent management job was at The Financial Times, where over a 15-year period he launched two weekly newspaper titles as editor/publisher before becoming the FT’s director of television. In that capacity, he created a broadcasting subsidiary that for many years provided 11 hours programming each day for CNBC Europe, as well as programmes for business channels in the Middle East and South Africa. Colin was a member of the Pearson Group media development committee, and a director of Thames Television. As well managing the business and content, Colin produced and presented a weekly Strategies programme, which was broadcast worldwide and on a number of airlines.
Colin gained his early television experience when he was appointed economics correspondent of BBC TV News. For five years from 1965 he reported nightly on Britain’s most watched news program. Subsequently he spent a year as a presenter of BBC TV’s The Money Programme, and BBC Radio’s Financial World Tonight.
In his earlier career on Fleet Street, Colin was foreign news editor of the London Sunday Times for four years. Other posts have included deputy business editor of The Observer, deputy editor of The Australian, and executive producer of the ABC program PM.
He has written several books, including August 21, the Rape of Czechoslovakia (1968), How the Stock Markets Work (nine editions), Selling the Family Silver, the story of privatisation, and (with George and Meredith Friedman) The Intelligence Edge.
He is an alumnus of the London Business School, and has an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester.