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.


Colin Jacoby - Stockhead Resources Editor

Colin Jacoby
Resources Editor
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Colin is a highly experienced resources writer with a burning passion for all things mining. Prior to joining Stockhead, Colin was editor and senior journalist of where he covered many junior ASX-listed exploration and mining companies. Colin has also reported for WA Business News.


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.