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Adjunct Professor of Business, Victoria University

Alan Kohler joined Victoria University as Adjunct Professor in November 2013. His role at VU includes promoting the value of financial education and contributing to curriculum development in the College of Business.

Alan is now Editor in Chief of Eureka Report an online publication for investors and Business Spectator, a business news and commentary publication. Both were purchased by News Limited (now News Corp Australia) in 2012.

Alan has been a financial journalist since 1971.

He wrote the Chanticleer column on the back page of the “Australian Financial Review” for four years. Appointed deputy editor, then editor of the Financial Review in 1983, he returned to the Chanticleer column in 1988.

Between 1992 and 1995, Alan was Editor of The Age newspaper in Melbourne. Up to July 2007 he also wrote columns for John Fairfax publications, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review.

Since 1995 he has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation first as a business and economic reporter on the 7.30 Report and then as a finance presenter on the nightly News and presenter of Inside Business.


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor of Business, Victoria University
  • 2013–present
    Adjunct Professor, Victoria University