Tom Burton


Tom Burton

Tom Burton is the Publisher of The Mandarin.

He is a Walkley award winning journalist, publisher and digital communicator and recently lead the digital transformation program at the Australian Communication and Media Authority, where he oversaw the rollout of a social media practice and the launch of a new enterprise website. The program is now considered the model for modern government engagement. He has just completed a project advising Malcolm Turnbull’s department on the roll out of their digital communications.

During the late 2000’s Tom worked in Washington DC as online communication director at the Center for American Progress, as well as at series of B2B digital products covering government, telcos and streaming media.

He is a former Executive Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and Chief Political Correspondent for the Australian Financial Review. Tom specialises in economics, technology and communications and won a Walkley award for a series about the powerbrokers of Canberra.

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Tom Burton is the Publisher of The Mandarin.

He is a Walkley award winning journalist, publisher and digital communicator and recently lead the digital transformation program at the Australian Communication and Media Authority, where he oversaw the rollout of a social media practice and the launch of a new enterprise website. The program is now considered the model for modern government engagement. He has just completed a project advising Malcolm Turnbull’s department on the roll out of their digital communications.

During the late 2000’s Tom worked in Washington DC as online communication director at the Center for American Progress, as well as at series of B2B digital products covering government, telcos and streaming media.

He is a former Executive Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and Chief Political Correspondent for the Australian Financial Review. Tom specialises in economics, technology and communications and won a Walkley award for a series about the powerbrokers of Canberra.

FREE membership to The Mandarin

Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.

The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.