(Australia's richest man, Kerry Packer, came to the helm o...)
Australia's richest man, Kerry Packer, came to the helm of Australian Consolidated Press a quarter of a century ago; in recent years his son, James, has begun taking over the reins of the dynasty. But despite the legendary reputation of Kerry Packer and his father Sir Frank, the story of how Australian Consolidated Press came to be the behemoth it is today has never been told before.
(Sir Frank Packer, to put it mildly, was a most controvers...)
Sir Frank Packer, to put it mildly, was a most controversial figure in the sporting, newspaper, political and financial worlds. Sir Frank is regarded as a legendary Australian business and public figure who, among a variety of activities in a generally action-packed life, set the foundations for future media "styles" and ownership in Australia. The personal, corporate and public aspects of Frank Packer's life are explored in this engaging biography.
Bachelor with honors, Macquarie University, Sydney, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, 1997.
History fellow New South Wales Ministry for the Arts, Sydney, 1996. Research fellow University Sydney, 1997—2002. Fellow Macquarie University, since 2003.
Management committee History Council New South Wales, 2002—2003. Working party Australian Dictionary of Biography, since 2000.
Active Library. Council New South Wales, since 2003. Member of Australian Society Authors, Professional Historians Association New South Wales, Australian History Association.