Meet the Stockheads

Stockhead is 100 per cent original journalism written by Australia’s only team of full-time business reporters and contributors dedicated to covering emerging listed companies.


Staff Writers


David Higgins, Stockhead CEO and Editor

David Higgins
CEO and Editor
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A past editor of and, David’s media career spans 20 years. He is also an experienced marketer, former head of social at Foxtel and holds an MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney. And he’s a huge AC/DC fan.


Rachel Williamson - Senior Journalist,

Rachel Williamson
Senior Journalist
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Rachel is a proud New Zealander who launched a journalism career in Australia with AAP and Business Spectator. She’s worked across the Middle East covering energy and economics issues, and even did a couple of spells in Somaliland with an experimental news startup. She thinks David August is much more talented than AC/DC.


Angela East
Resources Editor
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Angela has more than a decade of experience reporting on the Australian mining sector. Prior to joining Stockhead, Angela was a senior reporter at S&P Global, which included reporting extensively on junior ASX-listed exploration and mining companies. Angela has also worked for Proactive Investors and written for resources-focused publications such as, ResourceStocks and Australia’s Mining Monthly.


Melissa Yeo - Stockhead journalist

Melissa Yeo
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Queenslander Melissa is a former News Corp reporter and founding content director of regional online news provider Our Town Plus More. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business from QUT.



Barry FitzGerald
‘Garimperio’ columnist
Barry has covered the resources industry for 35 years and has written for The Australian, The Financial Review and The Age. The inaugural winner of the Diggers & Dealers Media Award in 2003, Barry is a committee member of the Melbourne Mining Club, a non-profit organisation formed to foster industry debate.

Tim Treadgold
‘The Explorer’ columnist
Tim Treadgold is a Perth-based finance journalist who has been covering the resources sector for more than 40 years for national and international publications, long enough to know what’s gold and what’s fool’s gold — of which there’s quite a bit in the mining world.

Tim Boreham
‘Dr Boreham’s Crucible’ columnist
Tim is one of Australia’s best-known small-cap share analysts and business journalists. He has more than 30 years of experience writing for major business publications. He is known for the highly-respected Criterion investment column which ran for many years in The Australian newspaper.

Sharon Smith
Vital Signs
Sharon Smith is highly experienced health, science and technology journalist. She has served as editor of Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin, staff writer for PC Mag Australia, and has written for gaming and tech publications in Australia and the US. She is on Twitter @smsmithwriter.