Mike Minehan is founder and managing director of the Ideas Channel. He was a TV journalist for 15 years with 3 different networks, New Zealand TV, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the National Nine Network in Australia. He was a TV Presenter in prime time for 10 years with the ABC and the National Nine Network.
While he was Presenter of the National Nine Network’s nightly, prime time, news background program, A Current Affair, this program was the highest-rating in the country, and received 3 national awards.
Mike has advised CCTV in China (STV in Shanghai) and HTV in Ho Chi Minh City. He advised the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on the introduction of cable TV.
Mike has a PhD in mass communication (conferred Macquarie University, Sydney, 1998) and he is invited to teach by universities in Australia, the USA, China and Cambodia. For 12 years, he was Head of Department (Communication) in the corporate division of the University of Technology Sydney - UTS: Insearch. He is currently Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Cambodia.
Mike advises governments and public and private organizations on a wide range of communication issues, and he amplifies messages across different mediums. He has twice been President of the Australian Society of Professional Communicators. Mike is also a photographer and writer and he is a novelist published in New York.
Mike is currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he overseas post graduate university studies, and where he manages humanitarian projects that include the removal of explosive remnants of war, and also victim assistance.