MC – Ian Henschke

National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate
Ian is working to raise the profile of older people and to strengthen the collective voice of the National Seniors Australia membership.  A teacher before choosing a career in the media in 1980, Ian has worked in film, television, radio and print for 37 years. He has served on the board of the ABC, presented regular radio programs and won prestigious media awards, including UN Media Peace Prizes in 2007 and 2009.  Ian was named Telstra Rural Journalist of the Year in 1998 and was a finalist in the prestigious Walkley Awards twice.  In 2003, Ian was a recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal, for services to Australian society through broadcasting and was named TV Broadcaster of the Year in the SA Media Awards in 2004 and 2009.  He has written a regular column for The Advertiser’s SA Weekend magazine since it was launched in 2009.