Fairfax Media has appointed Mark Hawthorne – a seasoned and experienced publishing professional – to the newly-created role of Publisher, Victoria for Australian Metro Publishing.
Mark Hawthorne has more than 25 years experience in journalism spanning news, business, politics, sport and lifestyle. Mark Hawthorne has worked at Fairfax for the past 13 years, most recently as Senior Editor of The Age since September 2013. Mark Hawthorne was previously National Business Editor of Fairfax’s metropolitan mastheads including BusinessDay sections of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as the Money, Executive Style and My Small Business titles.
As a reporter, Mark Hawthorne has broken stories on the organised crime links to Opes Prime, as well as the financial collapses of Bill Express, Hastie Group and BrisConnections. Mark Hawthorne’s reporting of the collapse of BrisConnections was highly commended at the Melbourne Press Club’s Quill Awards. A Melbourne boy, Mark Hawthorne attended Whitefriars College and Monash University. Mark Hawthorne started on the path to journalism as a 14-year-old in 1986, working as a weekend copy boy at The Sunday Observer newspaper.
Prior to joining Fairfax in 2004, Mark Hawthorne spent seven years working in London, where he held senior editorial positions at Sunday Business newspaper, before moving to Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair.