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Attila Csaszar

Attila joined Business News in 2013 and covers all the publication's photography and multimedia needs.
He has more than 10 years’ management and multimedia development experience in digital media in Hungary, and dedicates his free time to photo series that go beyond day-to-day photojournalism. Attila's primary interest has always been portraiture and documentary photography.

Kate Raynes-Goldie

Kate Raynes-Goldie is the founder of Games We Play, a boutique game consultancy based in Fremantle, Western Australia, focused on helping you do what you do better through the power of games and play. She is a former director of Games and Interactive at FTI and an adjunct research fellow at Curtin University. She 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

Katie McDonald is the property writer for Business News. Katie previously covered the community and arts, education and science sector when she joined the team in 2016, after a brief stint as a recruitment consultant. Katie completed a bachelor of commerce at the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a double major in marketing and english studies. 

Mark Beyer

As editor, Mark oversees the day-to-day online news at Business News. His particular brief is following major deals, the professions and private/family businesses. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. 

Mark Pownall

Mark Pownall has around three decades of media experience. Prior to becoming CEO of Business News he ran the content operations of the business and was integral to the implementation of all the company’s digital products –twice daily email newsletters, weekly podcasts, deals database and BNiQ search engine. Mark has a Commerce degree from UWA and a post-graduate qualification in English from Curtin University. 

Matt Mckenzie

Matt Mckenzie joined Business News in June 2014 and reports on projects, energy, agribusiness, small business, employment relations, 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. He was formerly president of the UWA Student Guild, where he introduced the first private catering outlets on campus, and has worked at a leading financial services company.

Nicholas Clarke

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 Kennedy

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.

Sam Birmingham

Sam Birmingham is a multiple company founder and recognised leader in Perth’s innovation ecosystem. Amongst other projects, he is the Co-Ordinator of StartupWA and lectures on entrepreneurship at UWA.

Tayler Neale

Tayler Neale is the online reporter at Business News. He also reports on junior mining and the business of sport.  Tayler completed a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of economics at the University of Western Australia in 2015, majoring in corporate and investment finance, international business economics and money and banking. He previously worked as a journalist at the Albany Advertiser. 

Tim Treadgold

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.

Tori Wilson

Tori Wilson covers community, arts and science at Business News. Tori joined the team after a stint as a regular freelancer for Premium Publishers in Northbridge. She completed a double degree at Curtin University in 2017, majoring in marketing and professional writing and publishing.