Colleen Ryan was a Fairfax journalist for over 35 years. She is a former Editor of the Australian Financial Review and during her career she was Washington correspondent for the AFR and more recently China correspondent, based in Shanghai for 6 years. Colleen has worked across the Fairfax group including a decade with the Sydney Morning Herald and five years with National Times. She has won three Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley and received a Centenary Medal for services to journalism and publishing, as well as the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award. Colleen was co-author of the last book on Fairfax, Corporate Cannibals, The Taking of Fairfax, published in 1992.