‘Mr Denmore’ is the pen name of financial journalist Jim Parker, a veteran of 26 years in the media and now a corporate communications adviser.
Jim began his journalistic career in New Zealand at the end of the 1970s, working in commercial and public radio. He migrated to Australia in the mid-80s to work in radio there, before a two-year stint in London as a radio correspondent and producer.
Back in Australia at the end of the 80s, Jim worked for five years in the national wire service AAP, before becoming a regional editor for the US financial wire service Knight-Ridder. In the mid-90s, he helped pioneer desktop delivered financial television as a correspondent and producer with Reuters in Australia and around Asia.
In six years at the AFR from 2000, Jim worked on new media ventures for Fairfax, including a short-lived joint television venture with CNBC and editing the AFR’s online presence. These efforts were interspersed with writing assignments for the hard copy newspaper.
Since 2006, Jim has worked as a corporate communications adviser in the financial services industry, where he writes and presents on investment, media and communications issues.
Jim is a graduate in journalism from the Auckland University of Technology and in social and economic history from Deakin University, Victoria.