Adam Shand is an award-winning journalist and presenter with more than 25 years experience in the Australian and international media. In a long and varied career, Adam has established a reputation for fairness and accuracy and an unmatched ability to cover diverse topics from the corporate world right through to the criminal underworld.
"I think I must be the only journalist to have interviewed Robert Holmes a Court, Nelson Mandela and Melbourne serial killer Carl Williams in the space of one career," says Adam.
A best-selling true crime author and former Africa correspondent, Adam returns to his roots as host of The Business Show. He began his career as a graduate finance cadet on The Australian newspaper in the heady days of 1986, covering the rise and fall of entrepreneurs such as Alan Bond and Christopher Skase.
Later, Adam cut his teeth in television as a reporter on the Nine Network's iconic Business Sunday programme. His work on Business Sunday combined a talent for detailed analysis with a desire to present people and their stories in an engaging, entertaining manner.
In 1994, Adam set up an Africa bureau for the Nine Network based in Harare, Zimbabwe. While broadening his horizons into wildlife documentary-making, political and sports reporting, Adam continued to produce business television for Australia, the United Kingdom (BBC) and South Africa (SABC TV). While not criss-crossing Africa on assignment, Adam produced corporate documentaries for BHP Billiton, Delta Gold (now Zimplats) and other Australian companies investing in Africa.
On his return from Africa in 1997, Adam worked as an investigative reporter for The Australian Financial Review newspaper based in Sydney and Melbourne before taking up a unique challenge at the PBL Media group. The brief was to write, produce and report long form current affairs stories for PBL's then flagship properties in print and television, The Bulletin magazine and the Nine Network's prestigious Sunday programme.
The combination of the two media produced some of the highlights of Adam's career, including a Walkley Award for coverage of police corruption in Victoria and a highly acclaimed series of reports into Melbourne's gangland wars. He is also the author of four true crime books including Big Shots: The Inside Story of Carl Williams & the Melbourne Gangland Wars and King of Thieves, which is soon to be made into a major feature film.
Adam Shand brings a wealth of knowledge and his history in financial reporting exclusively to The Business Show.