Mark Baker is a former Senior Editor of the Age, Editor of the Canberra Times and Managing Editor (National) of Fairfax Media. After three years as President of the Melbourne Press Club, he became the Club’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.
During 13 years as a foreign correspondent for Fairfax, News Corporation and The Financial Times he had postings in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. He covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and was wounded while reporting the civil war on Bougainville in the early 1990s. He has also served as Political Editor and Canberra Bureau Chief of the Age.