Speakers Profile - Robert Gottliebsen

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Robert Gottliebsen is one of Australia?s leading business commentators and has a long history in business journalism in Australia.

With strong financial backing, in November 2007 Alan Kohler, Stephen Bartholomeusz and Gottliebsen left their print jobs set out to establish one of the best free business and investment web sites in world ---- businessspectator.com.au. The site covers around 700 business stories each day, has daily emails and stock monitoring plus an aggregation of the world?s best commentary along with the commentary of the KGB ( Kohler, Gottliebsen and Bartholomeusz). The response from the Australian community has been amazing and exceeded all expectations. Around 450.000 people come to the site each month and access more than six million pages. It includes specialized ections such as Climate Change Spectator and Technology Spectator. The associated enterprise, the Eureka Report, has doubled its subscriber base reflecting the boom in self managed funds . Gottliebsen says by leaving print and going on line it has is opened up a much more exciting world because he can now cover local and global events as they are happening.

In 1974 Gottliebsen started the Chanticleer column in the Australian Financial Review and in 1980 founded the Business Review Weekly publications, as part of Fairfax. He has been a regular radio and TV commentator.

In 2000 he became National Business Commentator of The Australian newspaper. He is a Governor of the Ian Clunies Ross Foundation; Director of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School and Treasurer of the Essendon Presbyterian Church.