Alan Sunderland

Alan Sunderland, in Sydney, is the former Editorial Director at the ABC, Australia’s largest public broadcaster.

Alan had overall responsibility for developing and maintaining appropriate editorial standards across the entire output of ABC programming on radio, television, online and mobile.

He created and delivered ethical training to journalists and oversaw the investigation and management of public complaints about the broadcaster. Alan has responded to hundreds of situations that required weighing ethical considerations.

He is a journalist, author and editorial consultant with more than forty years of experience in public interest journalism. He also is the author of seven works of children’s fiction and, most recently, The Ten Rules of Reporting, published by Simon & Shuster Australia.