Greg Sheridan, The Australian’s foreign editor, is the most influential foreign affairs commentator in Australia. He is the author of five books on international relations and has been foreign editor since 1992. He entered journalism in 1979 as a staff writer for The Bulletin and joined The Australian newspaper in 1984 as an editorial writer and in 1985 was appointed the paper’s first ever Beijing correspondent. After various other postings he took up the position of foreign editor in 1992.
Greg Sheridan’s work has appeared in newspapers and journals around the world, including the Sunday Times, The Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, the Jakarta Post and the Hindustan Times. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary of Federation medal by the Australian Government for services to journalism.
Sheridan has interviewed Presidents and Prime Ministers in the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and Israel, and cabinet secretaries and vice presidents in China, the United States and numerous countries in the Middle East and Europe. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio and a sought after speaker at regional conferences. His work has been anthologised in many books and has been translated into many other languages.