About Ed

Hello! I’m Ed, a journalist from Melbourne, Australia. I’m the Editor of CSO Australia, and a professional passionate about the clear-cut benefits quality writing provides business and the wider community.

First beginning my media career as a local reporter and editor for newspapers in my hometown of Melbourne, thereafter I’ve worked as a journalist for outlets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The newspaper and region I wrote for often varied, but my desire to produce articles that truly inform and actively engage was always a constant. Alongside my time in journalism, as a business writer I’ve worked for Australian companies like Hero Broker, and internationally with agencies like Content Conquered. Though I’ve regularly written far and wide in digital media – and I must maintain confidentiality around the specifics of where I did so as a ghostwriter – I can say generally I’ve specialised in writing regarding the growth of the digital economy, emerging technology, financial markets and international trade, and renewable energy.

This specialisation is also informed by the experience gained in my university studies. I hold honours degrees in politics and law, having completed a politics thesis on ‘Obama’s Asia: The Pivot and Regional Pressure Points’, and a law thesis on ‘Can Enhancing Individual-Based Privacy Laws Adequately Respond to Challenges in the Online Arena?’. At the core of my interest in these aforementioned areas is the firm belief that there’s a great capacity for advances in the digital arena – for all the challenges in this space whether existing or emerging – to effect positive change in our daily lives and work. Furthermore, that it’s of immense importance that ongoing conversations are encouraged surrounding security issues in this field, to enhance awareness and shared expertise.

It’s why I’m very pleased as of January 2022 to be the Editor of CSO Australia, working in a role that enables me to directly drive forward the growth of dialogue and debate within the CSO community in Australia, surrounding contemporary issues and opportunities alike.

When away from the desk I’ll most often be found spending time with family, and running, swimming, and reading. I welcome professional enquiries and can be contacted via ekennedy@idg.com for any editorial matters, and via enquiries@edkennedy.co for any other queries.