Dan Purves worked as the head of news, sport and journalistic programming operations at Demon Media winning two national awards. Prior to this the stories he broke regularly made the front page of both The Patriot (USA) and The Demon (UK). He has also worked for the independent documentary company GRACE Productions.
Simon Hoyle has been a finance journalist for 30 years – a finance journalist because the football and motorsports rounds at The Age were filled when he was awarded a cadetship in 1986. He worked on BRW and Personal Investment magazines, and was part of the team that launched Money Management. Hoyle spent 11 years at the Australian Financial Review before moving on to be an investment writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. He was appointed editor of Professional Planner in November 2007, and he is also director of retail content for Conexus Financial, the publisher of Professional Planner.