SA Press Club Members

Jeremy PudneyTen NewsJEREMY PUDNEY

President, SA Press Club
Network Ten Adelaide

Jeremy Pudney is the News Manager, Network Ten, Adelaide.

He studied Journalism at the University of South Australia, and worked as a newspaper journalist with Messenger, then The Advertiser. Jeremy began as a TV reporter with Ten Adelaide, moved to Ten Melbourne - where he was also Chief-of-Staff - before returning to South Australia.


Immediate Past President, SA Press Club

Grant commenced his career as a journalist with the ABC in 1966, remaining with the national broadcaster until 1988, the last few years serving as the Chief of Staff. He won the gold Walkley Award for journalism in 1981 for coverage of the Ash Wednesday Bushfires.

Grant then joined Network Ten in 1988 and recently stepped down as the Director of Ten News.


Secretary, SA Press Club

Susan is Executive Officer of SASES Volunteers' Association, and editor for quarterly publication, Frontline, published by More Media Group. She commenced her career in banking as the  first female in a lending role, then worked in senior public relations prior to moving to  executive roles in the not for profit sector.

Susan is honorary secretary of SA Press Club and a member of UniSA's School of Communication Advisory Committee, SAFECOM Board and , numerous emergency sector advisory groups and review committees. She is also a member of the AICD


Deputy, SA Press Club

Nic is a Communications Specialist and Media Consultant. Nic has extensive experience working both nationally and internationally in radio, television, print, video and online production as a producer, presenter, journalist, News Director, Program Director and General Manager. Nic has also  worked in the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet managing communications and engagement. In 2012, Nic was appointed Director of Media and Communications for the leader of the South Australian Opposition and is currently consulting in Media and Communications Strategy.


SA Press Club

Patrizia Furlan is a Journalism lecturer in the School of Communication International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia.

Patrizia began her journalism career in Paris, France. She worked for many years as a journalist in radio and TV news/current affairs both in commercial and public broadcasting organisations in Australia and abroad. Her PhD research focuses on the relationship between journalists and public relations practitioners in the dissemination of medical news.

Tony Agars9 News AdelaideTONY AGARS

NWS Channel Nine

Tony Agars is News Director of NWS Channel Nine.

Roy EcclestonThe AdvertiserROY ECCLESTON

The Advertiser

Roy Eccleston is deputy editor (Saturday) of The Advertiser and editor of saweekend magazine. He is a former Washington correspondent for The Australian, senior writer on The Bulletin, and contributor to Time Australia, and The Times of London.

Rick KeeganABC AdelaideRICK KEEGAN

ABC Adelaide

Rick Keegan has recently been appointed ABC state editor of radio, television and current affairs for South Australia.

Keegan has been heavily involved with the Adelaide media for over thirty years.

He has been a senior member of the South Australian ABC newsroom for five years and is on board as a new member of the SA Press Club in 2008.

Terry PlaneSAS Channel SevenTERRY PLANE

Seven Network, Adelaide

Terry Plane is the News Director for Seven Network, Adelaide

David WashingtonInDailyDAVID WASHINGTON


David Washington is editor of Indaily, Adelaide's daily independent online news.

He began his career in journalism at The Advertiser in 1988. He has been a federal political reporter, editor of a food and wine magazine, and worked in communications at the Sydney Olympic Games, to name a few of his roles.