Tony Gillies

CEO and Editor in Chief

Tony Gillies brings 40 years of rich and varied news media leadership to his role at News.Net


Prior to joining the digital network in August 2021, Gillies was editor in chief at the national newswire agency Australian Associated Press for 16 years. He led AAP newsroom through the transformation from a print-centric news service into an innovative and diversified 24-7 multimedia operation.


His seven-year stint as the Group Editor of Rural Press Limited’s 180 regional news print and digital publications until 2003 nurtured a deep understanding of the news requirements of regional communities in Australia and New Zealand.


Gillies’ time on industry boards, including MINDS International news agency network, Australian Press Council, Dart Centra Asia Pacific for trauma in journalism has broadened his perspective of the challenges faced by the news industry.


Tony Gillies