About John Thistleton

John Thistleton’s 30-plus years in the print media began at Cowra, and includes stints in Young, Wellington, Leeton, Crookwell, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, and, over 12 years, the Canberra Times.

As a reporter and managing editor John has watched the media fragment into numerous new opportunities.

A highlight for him at Goulburn was switching off a national wire service and relying on local staff and news to refresh content and see the paper flourish.

Moving to property and planning rounds in Canberra, John covered battles east and west of the city when retailing, residential and rural landscapes swiftly changed to accommodate a fast-growing population.

After leaving for a brief stint at the National Capital Authority as media manager he returned to the Canberra Times as the business editor, then a reporter covering the broader ACT region.

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Canberra mates kick global goal with Sponserve
In three short years, two Canberra mates have taken their solution for managing sporting sponsorship contracts across much of the globe to help create the world's biggest sports technology company. After launching in 2015, their Canberra-based sponsorship activation platform SponServe has been acquired by United States sports management company, KORE Software, a global leader in sponsorship and season ticket sales...
Women’s super, not so super – RSM tackles the gender gap
Women who raise children and care for ailing members of their family are often left with the least amount of superannuation for their retirement. Across Australia, most women have on average about $157,000 in their superannuation fund when they retire. According to RSM Australia, this is woefully inadequate and well below the recommended amount of $545,000 required for a single...
Strata community celebrates excellence
LJ Hooker Strata ACT is the toast of the fast-growing strata community in Canberra after winning Strata Management Business of the Year on Friday night (19 October) at the annual industry awards. The Strata Community Association, the peak industry group for body corporate and community title management in Australia and New Zealand, hosted the awards. SCA (ACT) general manager, Shari...