About Us

APAC Network showcases Asia-Pacific’s brightest minds and tells those stories to the world.

Collaborating across the region, sharing knowledge and celebrating cultural diversity, the network focuses on the key issues shaping our future as together, we navigate the most challenging period in history.

Open, intelligent dialogue has never been more critical. Our mission is to be that respected, inclusive, go-to source of fact-based information that genuinely makes a difference.

With a network of correspondents across Asia-Pacific and the support of leading universities, peak industry bodies and international business councils, we are the united voice of our region.

Headed by some of the world’s most experienced broadcast professionals, the network’s expansion is fast-tracking alongside Asia-Pacific’s rapid growth as the major regional contributor to global GDP by 2040.


Brent Rees

CEO / Executive Producer

Brent is one of Australia’s most experienced cross-media executives. He has written, produced, directed and Executive Produced prime time television for Discovery Channel and National Geographic as well as Australia’s major broadcasters. In print, he’s been a State Editor-in-Chief, Digital Director and General Manager.

Oriel Morrison

Chief Strategy Officer & Main Anchor

Oriel is a multi-award winning journalist who was a long-standing anchor of top-rating global finance shows on CNBC after joining the network from Bloomberg broadcasting across Asia. In Australia, she enjoyed a distinguished career with the Nine Network as a presenter on the Today Show and Business Sunday.

Will email

Chief Investment Officer

Will is a globally recognised banking and fintech expert who has held senior leadership and executive roles in Australia and Europe with HSBC Investment Bank, Banco Santander and Lloyds Banking Group. As an entrepreneur, he has launched and sold several financial services companies.


Alex Hyndman Hill


Alex is a broadcaster and journalist with over 20 years’ experience. She has hosted national news shows in the UK for ITV and Sky News where she interviewed world leaders, celebrities and the biggest names in sport. She is now based in Australia.

Jason Dasey


Jason has been a presenter with BBC, CNN and ESPN. He has worked extensively in Asia for two decades where his roles included Vice-President and TV host for Astro in Malaysia, TV anchor in India and columnist for the South China Morning Post.

Jillian Whiting


Jillian is a familiar face on Australian television with over 25 years’ experience as a journalist, newsreader and presenter with the Seven and Nine networks. She is also a highly respected host and moderator of economic forums and events.

Advisory Panel

The Hon. Steve Ciobo


Managing Director, Head of Global Affairs and Engagement at Stonepeak and former Australian Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

Roger Bacon


Managing Director, Head of Investments Asia Pacific at Citi.

Annette Tilbrook


Former Executive Director/Founding member Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Okun


Chair, American Chambers of Commerce Asia Pacific. CEO, APAC Advisors and Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates.

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