Mark was appointed to the editor in chief of the Age in April this year. For the past three years Mark Forbes has been News Director of the Age, responsible for content across all platforms, social, online, mobile, iPad and print, as the operational leader of the newsroom.
As an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent, Mark won numerous awards, including several Quill Awards, a Walkley Award for an expose of Australia’s role in the international steroid trade and the United Nations Media Peace Prize for a ground-breaking journey into Indonesia’s Papua province.
After returning from Indonesia, where he was Fairfax correspondent, Mark became editor of the Sunday Age, which was named the Asia-Pacific’s Sunday newspaper of the year in 2012 by PANPA.
Mark has also worked with Channel Seven and Four Corners, and has a Masters in Strategic Affairs from the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.