Fran O'Sullivan

Editorial Director - Business, NZME

Fran O’Sullivan is NZME Editorial Director – Business. She is a prominent columnist for the New Zealand Herald writing on business, politics and international affairs and manages the annual high-profile Mood of the Boardroom Project.

Fran is also a regular participant in New Zealand’s partnership forums with the United States, Australia and China. As managing director of her private company, NZ INC, Fran presents the China Business Summit and is a member of the NZ China Council’s Advisory Board. Fran was a founder-director of the New Zealand United States Council in 2001, having led the private sector task force which originated the council, and continues to contribute as a member of the advisory board.

She has had a lengthy career in business news media and is a former editor of the National Business Review.

Fran convenes the judging panel for the Deloitte Top 200 Awards.

Fran was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the New Years Honours 2019.