Gerard Ryle leads the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, overseeing the organization’s staff distributed across the Americas, Australia, and Europe, as well as the consortium’s more than 190 member journalists in more than 65 countries.
Before joining as the ICIJ’s first non-American director in September 2011, Ryle spent 26 years working as a reporter, investigative reporter and editor in Australia and Ireland, including two decades at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. He uncovered some of the biggest stories in Australian journalism, winning that country’s highest journalism award four times.
He is a former deputy editor of The Canberra Times and a former Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. He is the author of a critically acclaimed book based on one of his former investigations, “Firepower”, and has contributed to two other books on journalism, published in the US and Australia.