About Us

SmartCompany is Australia’s premier publication for growth businesses and entrepreneurs seeking information, advice, news and ideas to help them succeed.

We connect with our readers in a number of ways: via our website, our social media channels, and our two newsletters, SmartCompany Daily and Weekend Smarts.

Publishing must-read content every day since 2007, SmartCompany employs a team of passionate and informed journalists who work tirelessly to keep readers engaged and in-the-know, and a commercial team committed to delivering relevant, high-performing content marketing and advertising solutions for its commercial partners.

SmartCompany is driven by a vision to see Australian business boom, and it does this by encouraging curiosity, courage and a genuine spirit of collaboration.

As well as our team of journalists, we work with contributors from around the world, and are always on the lookout for smart, informative and engaging content on a range of subjects relevant to our audience. If you would like to discuss contributing to SmartCompany as an authority or influencer in your space, email our team at [email protected].

  • Eloise Keating


    Eloise Keating is the editor of SmartCompany. Prior to joining SmartCompany, Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry. Eloise has degrees in media and communications, marketing and business management, and political science. You can follow her on Twitter at @ellykeating.

  • Paul Brescia


    Paul Brescia is the coordinating editor of SmartCompany Plus. Prior to joining SmartCompany, he produced and edited a book on science/innovation across the Australian economy, and was the editor of Australia's longest-running print-industry trade publication. He has a Masters in Future Journalism, and is most passionate about sound, having started his career in radio. You can follow him on twitter: @pwbrescia

  • Stephanie Palmer-Derrien


    Stephanie Palmer-Derrien is startups and tech editor at SmartCompany, with a particular interest in social enterprise and diversity. When she’s not hounding startup founders, she loves to travel  especially if that involves beaches, animals, food or wine. You can follow her on Twitter at @JournoStef.

  • Lois Maskiell


    Lois Maskiell is a journalist at SmartCompany, passionate about all things business and politics. When she isn’t satisfying her news addiction, she listens to podcasts on culture and theatre. Lois has a master in journalism from Monash University. You can follow her on Twitter at @loismaskiell.

  • Peter Fray


    Peter Fray is managing editor of Private Media and editor-in-chief of SmartCompany's sister publication Crikey. He is formerly the editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, the editor of the SMHThe Sunday Age and The Canberra Times and the deputy editor of The Australian and The Sun-Herald. In 2013, he started PolitiFact Australia, the country's first stand-alone fact-checking website.

  • Zoe Dattner


    Zoe Dattner is the head of publishing operations at Private Media. Formerly, Zoe worked in the book trade for 15 years, principally in the small press sector, as founder and director of Sleepers Publishing, and general manager of the Small Press Network. You can follow her on Twitter at @zoedattner.

  • Olivia McDonnell


    Olivia McDonnell is the associate publisher of SmartCompany. Since beginning her career at The Age, Olivia has spent the last 15 years delivering commercial and audience growth for media organisations large and small. She is a news and politics junkie and a passionate advocate for independent journalism. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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