Robert Gottliebsen

Award-winning Business & Investment Commentator

Robert Gottliebsen’s commentaries – covering local and international business, economies and politics – are among the best rated in Australia. As well as providing insightful commentary to corporate audiences, he writes a daily commentary for The Australian’s digital and print publications as well as a weekly column for the Eureka Report.

Multi-awarded, Robert was the original Chanticleer in The Australian Financial Review, a column he started in 1974, which continues today. In 1981 he became the founding editor of Business Review Weekly, a magazine he spearheaded for 19 years, helping build its readership to become the highest in the world on a per capita basis.

In 1983, Robert started the top selling Personal Investor Magazine and in 1998 Shares Magazine. At the same time, he began making regular appearances on television and has been a significant contributor to the Internet.

Robert Gottliebsen became host of the Business Daily TV show on Sky News in 1999. In 2000, he moved his Business Daily TV studio to The Australian Newspaper where he was appointed National Business Commentator.

In 2003, Robert Gottliebsen published 10 Best and 10 Worst Decisions of Australian CEOs, (Penguin) a book that charts the course of twenty business decisions of the 1990s that led to Australia’s worst losses and greatest successes.

In 2007, he joined with Alan Kohler and Steve Bartholomeusz to establish, which was purchased by News Corporation in 2012.

Robert Gottliebsen has been recognised with the Walkley Award and Australian Journalist of the Year Award, two of journalism’s highest honours.

Outside the media, Robert regularly presents at corporate events and has been engaged by high profile businesses including Microsoft, Freemarkets, Infosys, MDMC, ADMA, Telstra, McCullough Lawyers, Institute of Engineers, Amcor, Local Government, CPA’s, State Government, Geopolymers, Institute of Directors Australia, Institute of Directors NZ, and the Federal Government.

He is a current director and former chairman of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School and Treasurer of the Essendon Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Barbara have two children and five grandchildren.

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