Bruce Davidson has been the CEO of Australian Associated Press (AAP) since February 2010.
He began his career as a cadet journalist in regional Victoria, before moving to community newspapers in Melbourne and a stint in the UK.
Bruce joined the Herald and Weekly Times in Melbourne in 1980, where he was a sub-editor on the-then afternoon daily The Herald. He moved to the Sun News-Pictorial in 1985, and served in several senior editorial roles, including News Editor and Features Editor. He was also the founding Deputy Editor of the Sunday Sun, now the Sunday Herald Sun.
In 1991, Bruce formed Pagemasters, a design and editing services company.
In 2002, Pagemasters was acquired by AAP, and Bruce stayed on as Managing Director until his appointment as AAP CEO.
During his time at AAP, Bruce has been a passionate advocate of corporate social responsibility, initiaiting an employee volunteeering program and supporting several charitable organisations.
He has participated in the St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout four times, and sat on the event's advisory board for two years.
This is his first time at the CEO CookOff.
$5,000 raised – Halfway there!
$10,000 raised – Target reached!
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