Journalists

Chloe is an innovation specialist with deep experience in technology, marketing and growth across her portfolio career. 

She has worked with countless entrepreneurs, corporates and government organisations through her involvement with leading startup programs, building over a hundred digital products and sitting on the board at StartupWA.

As a founder, a graduate of AICD's Company Directors Course, a 2018 40Under40 winner and recipient of ECU's Inaugural Young Alumni Award, Chloe is passionate about sharing her unique experiences and learnings with others.

Jessica Mascione joined Business News in August 2019 and commenced as the online reporter in October. She covers a variety of topics for online, including junior mining. In 2019, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, with a major in Journalism. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Advertising) at Curtin University in 2014.

Jordan has written for Business News since June 2019 as a journalist covering tourism, technology and education, after having written for The CEO Magazine since 2018. Before that, he studied communications and media studies at The University of Western Australia, graduating with first-class honours in 2017.

Kate Raynes-Goldie is the founder of Playup Perth, a showcase and testing ground for creative innovation, and Future Human Academy, which prepares people for the future of work. She is a former director of Games and Interactive at FTI and an adjunct senior research fellow at Curtin University. Dr Raynes-Goldie is an occasional columnist for Business News covering innovation, disruptive technology, VR/AR/MR and the games industry for Western Australia's business community.

Katie McDonald is the property writer for Business News. Katie joined the team in 2016, covering the community and arts, education and science sectors before taking on the property round in 2017. At the 2017 WA State Media Awards Katie was a finalist for the Best Cadet/New Journalist award and took out the top prize for the Best Culture and Arts Report, which she also won in 2018. Katie completed a bachelor of commerce at the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a double major in marketing and english studies. 

Madeleine Stephens joined Business News in January 2019 as a part time journalist while completing her studies and started working full time in October 2019. She covers community, arts, hospitality and tourism for online and print and is also responsible for appointments and the diary sections. Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in 2019 majoring in journalism and geography and received first class honours for her thesis on food security in Papua New Guinea.

Mark Beyer has responsibility for all content produced by Business News, including daily online news, the fortnightly magazine and the BNiQ database. As well as overseeing the Editorial team, he has a particular interest in reporting on corporate finance, the professions and family business. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. 

Mark Pownall has around three decades of media experience. Prior to becoming Director of Strategy and Innovation he was CEO of Business News for nearly three years. For most of his time at Business News he ran the content operations of the business and was integral to the implementation of all the company’s digital products – the twice daily email newsletters, weekly podcasts, deals database and BNiQ data warehouse and search engine. Mark's career has predominantly been in business media in Perth, with a foray to the financial centre of London. 

Matt Mckenzie joined Business News in June 2014 and reports on projects, energy, agribusiness, infrastructure, small business, manufacturing and economics. He completed bachelor of arts and bachelor of economics degrees at the University of Western Australia, majoring in political science and international relations, economics, and money and banking. In 2018, Matt won a WA Media Award for business reporting.

Nic is the content researcher at Business News. He handles the research of new lists for BNiQ, as well as collecting and compiling corporate finance and directors' interest data. Nic is also responsible for the appointments section, and is usually the primary contact for those wanting to have their organisation added to the website and database. He joined Business News in 2015 after studying journalism, humanities and science at the University of Western Australia.

Peter writes the Political Perspective column. He started in full-time journalism at The West Australian in 1970 and covered politics in Sydney and Canberra for The Sydney Morning Herald from 1977-84. He was press secretary to deputy premier Mal Bryce in the mid-80s, and joined the ABC in 1990, presenting both the Morning and Drive programs on 720 6WF, and then was state political reporter for ABC TV News for 11 years. Peter graduated from the University of WA with a bachelor of arts (economics) and a diploma of education.

Sean Cowan joined Business News as managing editor in 2020. Prior to joining this publication, Mr Cowan had spent three years as managing editor, Western Australia at Australian Community Media. He began his career at West Australian newspapers in 1998. Mr Cowan also has four years of experience as a lecturer in journalism at Curtin University.

Perth commentator Tim Treadgold is one of the state's highest-profile business journalists. He brings decades of experience to Business News, offering readers sharp and insightful analysis of current events and breaking news.

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