The Global Mail is a philanthropically funded, not-for-profit news and features website. Our mission is to deliver original, fearless, independent journalism. We strive to inform, provoke, expose — and entertain.
Unlike most online news sites, we don’t swim in the 24/7 news cycle. News comes at every one of us from every angle, at every hour. We think our readers are looking for something more considered, and less breathless. The Global Mail steps back, takes a little time, and offers you perspective and information outside the clamour.
To keep us to our mission, we have an Editorial Advisory Committee made up of carefully chosen people who review the site and tell us where we might do better. They are chosen for their interest and involvement in media and their dedication to quality journalism. They are:
CEO of UNICEF Australia and former Chief Executive of the Sydney Opera House.
Former head of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, now Chairman of the Melbourne office of investment bank Greenhill Caliburn. Graeme is also a member of the Australian National University Council.
The Global Mail's sole founding philanthropist, in 2000 Graeme created the concept for, and co-founded, wotif.com and revolutionised the travel industry in Australia. Graeme is heavily involved in a range of philanthropic endeavours in the arts, the environment, youth development and medical science. A passionate environmentalist, in 2008 he founded Wild Mob, a not-for-profit, non-political environmental charity. Wild Mob provides student volunteers the opportunity to undertake scientist-led conservation projects in spectacular wilderness destinations. Graeme’s donation helped establish the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, which tackles some of the world’s toughest challenges, including population growth, climate change and resource depletion.
Equally passionate about the transformative power of the arts, Graeme founded the not-for-profit Artology. Its flagship program, WotOpera, enables high school students to work with industry professionals to create their own mini-operas. The program, which culminates in a performance on a public stage, unlocks the teenagers’ innate creativity, boosts their school performance, and builds pathways to higher education. In 2008, Graeme was named Queenslander of the Year, and in 2011 he received a Doctorate of Economics honoris causa from the University of Queensland. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2012 Honours.
Brooke Twyford returned home to Australia in September 2012 after more than eight years in the US with Time Inc. in New York, most recently as VP, Operations, for the News and Sports Groups, across such titles as Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune. She was the production lead for the publisher’s quick-turn-around decision to have all 21 titles available on tablets by the end of 2011. Before leaving for the US, Brooke’s earlier roles in media management in Australia included Executive Publisher of New Scientist and Production Director at Reed Business Information, VP and General Manager of Time Inc. South Pacific, and Production Manager and Photo Editor of Good Weekend magazine for Fairfax.
Tony is a founder, owner and director of media and polling group Essential Media Communications, which specialises in campaigns on public education, the environment, workers’ rights and other public issues. Prior to EMC, Tony was a broadcast journalist, designing and producing Australia’s first national environment radio program, Watching Brief, and helping design and manage Radio Australia’s regional environment information project with AusAID. He is also a board member of the Centre for Policy Development, a progressive think tank.