Michael McQueen

Futurist &

Best-Selling Author

Michael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of eight books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.

Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across five continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations.

Justin Papps

Asia-Pacific Editor,

Global Media Outlook


Justin Papps is a partner at PwC and Asia-Pacific editor of the Global Media Outlook.

In his role, Justin examines the short, medium and long-term trends across media and entertainment industries and provides context to companies caught in a disrupted environment. At MINDS Down Under Justin will pull data from the Global Outlook that will shed light on the forces affecting news agencies and he will talk of the need to present news as an experience for audiences.

Dan Rosen

Chief Executive Officer


Dan Rosen is the CEO of ARIA and PPCA, the peak bodies for the Australian recorded music industry.

Prior to joining ARIA and PPCA, Dan was based in New York working to take a tech start-up to NASDAQ listing. Before leaving for the US, Dan was an Advisor to the Federal Minister of Communications and the Arts focusing on innovation policy, and started his career as a lawyer with Minter Ellison specialising in the media and technology sector.

As a musician, Dan won Triple J Unearthed and has toured throughout the US and Australia. He is a passionate voice for creativity as a Board member of Creative Partnerships Australia, Advisory Board member of the National Indigenous Music Awards, former Chair of the NSW Creative Industries Taskforce and member of the Victorian Government’s Creative Victoria Taskforce.

Dan is Fulbright Scholar who completed his Masters of Law at New York University, and holds undergraduate degrees in Law with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.

Rick Neville

Editorial Director

Newspaper Publishers' Association

Rick Neville is one of New Zealand’s most influential media figures. With a career spanning 50 years as a journalist, editor and leading publishing executive, Rick is currently editorial director of the country’s Newspaper Publishers’ Association.

It’s in this capacity that he has been a driving force behind The Democracy Reporting Project, a government funded but independently managed initiative supporting regional journalism.

Campbell Reid

Director of Corporate Affairs

News Corp

Campbell Reid is responsible for corporate affairs, policy and government relations teams across News Corp Australia's publishing and broadcast assets.

In his role, he brings a whole-of-company approach to corporate communications, reputation management and community engagement.

Previously, Campbell was director of editorial management and group editorial director for more than 10 years, overseeing News' editorial publications and their development in Australia.

He is a former editor of The Australian and The Daily Telegraph. His other senior roles have included general manager of News Queensland, New York Bureau chief and editor-in-charge of News' 1996 Atlanta Olympics Games coverage.

Campbell’s extensive work in the media industry was recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, receiving a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the print media.

James Chessell

Group Executive Editor

Nine Entertainment

James Chessell is Group Executive Editor – Australian Metro Publishing at Nine. James leads the editorial teams at capital city mastheads; The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WAtoday and Life Media.

Prior to his appointment, James was National Editor of The Herald and The Age with responsibility for federal politics, business and world coverage. James began his career as a cadet at The Age before working at The Herald, The Australian and The Australian Financial Review where his roles have included Financial Services Editor, Companies Editor, Business Editor and Europe Correspondent.

James has won the Citi Journalism Award for Excellence and was a Walkley Award finalist for a feature about the problems at Ten Network Holdings. He was also part of the Financial Review team that won a Walkley Award for its coverage of corporate governance failures at retailer David Jones.