Paul Colgan

Paul is publisher and editor-in-chief at Business Insider Australia. He has been a journalist for 20 years, with his career spanning news and investigative features for the Ireland edition of The Sunday Times to a decade at News Corp Australia.

He was a founding editor of news and political commentary website The Punch and later editor of News Corp’s biggest Australian website, news.com.au. He has led online coverage of five Australian federal elections and major news events ranging from the Beijing Olympics to the Queensland floods and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

He was later network digital news director, running News Corp Australia’s online coverage of major national and international news events.

In 2013 Paul launched Business Insider in Australia, which now reaches more than a million people a month in the domestic market, according to Nielsen Online Ratings. Australia was the first overseas edition of Henry Blodget’s New York-based publication and in 2014 was named Business Website of the Year at the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.
Paul holds a degree in English and Classical History from University College Dublin, a Masters in Journalism, and a postgraduate qualification in management from the Australian Graduate School of Leadership. In his spare time he enjoys rock music, decent food, and watching rugby, especially when the Wallabies play Ireland.

What's Happening

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


Star ANZ economist Jo Masters is leaving the bank to join EY


MAPS: The vast heatwave that will touch almost all of Australia this week



The Australian dollar touched decade lows after Apple's warning of bad business in China


There's a long list of reasons why China's bad manufacturing data is so worrying


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Wild Oats XI has sensationally stolen the lead 30 miles from the finish in the 2018 Sydney to Hobart


The 2018 Sydney to Hobart is shaping up as a battle to the death between the supermaxis


2018 Sydney to Hobart: Legendary skipper talks of 'putting some boat etiquette rules in the Palm Beach owners' f***ing book' after close calls with spectator boats as super maxis roar south


PODCAST: The 2018 Devils and Details Christmas special -- a look at the turbulent year in markets and economics


NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn is taking a big chunk of time off over the next few months


'A number of flaws': RBC thinks Josh Frydenberg's wage forecasts are 'too optimistic and not consistent with the international experience'



The Coalition will unveil a multi-billion dollar improvement in the budget today


3 simple, mind-blowing numbers that show the dominance of Google and Facebook in Australian advertising


PODCAST: Australian GDP, the shifting RBA outlook, and why economists are too focused on headline numbers rather than the way we live


RBA: Rate cuts are not off the table, and 'QE is a policy option in Australia'



Veteran strategist Richard Coppleson had a neat summary, a recession warning, and a terrifying stat in his daily report


PODCAST: 'How can millennials defend our economic system, when they do not understand it?'


The industrial relations minister says Liberals are seen as 'homophobic, anti-women, climate-change deniers'


Russia 'fires on, seizes' Ukrainian ships in major escalation of Crimea tensions


With Labor's landslide in Victoria, it's looking more like Australians are simply turning on the Liberal Party


Bitcoin crashes through $US4000


PODCAST: J.P. Morgan's Sally Auld on volatility in stocks, the Australian dollar outlook, and policy uncertainty


Everyone's talking about this train wreck interview with a Liberal candidate trying to explain a cost-free government tender for a new power station


Malcolm Turnbull: Just because I'm following that anti-Abbott Instagram doesn't mean I support it


Liberal Party members have moved to expel Malcolm Turnbull for following an Instagram account


Meet the panel for BI's Devils and Details LIVE in Sydney: Property market expert Pete Wargent


Meet the panel for BI's Devils and Details LIVE in Sydney: Laura Fitzsimmons, executive director, J.P. Morgan


Meet the panel for BI's Devils and Details LIVE in Sydney: Con Michalakis, chief investment officer, Statewide Super


Anthony 'The Cat' Catalano is trying to derail the Fairfax-Nine merger at the last minute


PODCAST: The economics of the food we eat, and the impact of global trade tensions on farms around the world


Meet the panel for Devils and Details LIVE in Sydney: Joanne Masters, ANZ


Join Business Insider LIVE in Sydney for an evening talking markets and economics with some of Australia's top strategists


Here's how the average Australian household spends all its money


PODCAST: The pilot who managed the crisis on QF32 talks about handling pressure and making better decisions


Labor plans a $160 million plebiscite on becoming a republic, but a poll suggests Australians are going cold on the idea


HERE THEY ARE: The Macquarie quant team's picks for the 2018 Melbourne Cup


PODCAST: Jonathan Tepper on Australia's housing risk and the illusion of competition that's killing wages growth


UPDATE: Australia's federal budget position is recovering at an astonishing rate


PODCAST: Su-Lin Ong of RBC Capital Markets on the equity sell-off, house prices and Labor policy, and the macro picture


Dow drops 300 points, tech stocks get whacked as global sell-off rolls on


This terrifying map shows it's going to be a hot summer right across Australia


A murder investigation is underway after the body of a 24-year-old pharmacy worker was found on a Cairns beach


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PODCAST: With Stephen Koukoulas on tumbling house prices and global market volatility


Wentworth falls: Turnbull's seat is lost as Australia's richest electorate turns against the Liberal Party


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‘If you want to worry about something … this is it’: Central banks and investors are sounding the alarm on a corner of the debt market that's suddenly over $US1 trillion in size


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