About Us

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

Collaborating across the region, the network features trusted experts, visionary innovators, business titans, leading academics and tech trailblazers tackling the key issues shaping our future as together, we navigate the most challenging period in human history.

If you’re a business leader, investor, policymaker, entrepreneur, government, exporter or decision-maker of any kind who needs to understand what’s coming next – and why and how – then APAC Network is for you.


There are so many wonderful, positive and inspiring stories out there about people, companies and technologies changing the world but mainstream media is not covering them. Increasingly focused on clickbait and shallow sensationalism to drive meaningless traffic, the legacy media model has no room for fact-based, intelligent content. That’s our corner … and it’s also why we’re growing fast.

With the support of leading universities, peak industry bodies, fund managers and international business councils, we are forging a new path for how a next-generation media company can play an influential and important role as a force for positive change by telling and sharing the stories that really matter.


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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