SINCE 1997
Craig Francis

Craig Francis

Editor | Australian Property Investor Magazine

Craig Francis has 20 years’ experience as a senior journalist, covering global breaking news and writing business, sports and feature articles for major international news organisations.

After several years as a property journalist to Australian Property Investor Magazine (API) and 15 years providing consulting services to API’s parent company, SMATS Group, Craig assumed the role of Editor for the publication in early 2022.

Having cut his journalistic teeth in regional Western Australia and Perth, three years based in Dubai as a reporter with The Gulf News also led to stringer assignments and regular contributions to The Australian, London’s Daily Mail and a range of reputable British newspapers and Middle East magazines.

A subsequent tenure in London saw Craig spend a couple of years with the internationally-renowned Financial Times, covering a range of business sectors but with an emphasis on digital media, technology and television rights. Success in this role, complemented by Middle East reporting experience in the UAE, Pakistan and Iraq, led to senior reporting and editor roles with CNN Europe and CNN Asia, the latter centred in Hong Kong for more than a decade. Another few years in this vibrant hub were spent as International Editor of the Sunday Morning Post and South China Morning Post before returning to Australia.

He brings a wealth of editorial, writing and publishing experience, and extensive national property expertise, to his role as Editor of Australian Property Investor Magazine.