Colin Morrison is a former newspaper, magazine and radio journalist who has been Chief Executive of media and information companies in the UK, Continental Europe, the US and Australia, including: RELX, Hearst, Future, EMAP, Australian Consolidated Press and Axel Springer. He is now a consultant to media companies in the UK and Australia and also writes the award-winning subscription newsletter Flashes & Flames: The Global Weekly ( . He has been an advisor on education to the UK Government, chairman of a national children's charity and was awarded the OBE honour by Queen Elizabeth. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the UK Industry and Parliament Trust, and a Freeman of the City of London. He has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Australia, India, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, the US, and UK.