The Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit investigative news organizations, has named Gerard Ryle director of the Center’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Ryle is currently deputy editor of The Canberra Times. He has more than 25-years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor and his work has won four Walkley Awards, the top Australian award for journalism, for which he has also been a finalist 12 times.
Ryle will lead the ICIJ’s headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., as well as oversee the consortium’s 100 member journalists in 50 countries. The group’s work appears in iWatch News.org, published by the Center, as well as media outlets across the globe.
“Gerard is a top investigative reporter and editor with strong global credentials,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg. “He is one of the most decorated journalists in Australia and his stories have had a major impact on that country’s laws and public policy. I’m confident his strong investigative instincts will continue to advance ICIJ as a leader in cross-border investigations worldwide.”
Ryle was born in London and holds dual Irish and Australian citizenship. He spent 12 years at The Sydney Morning Herald where he held numerous positions, including investigations editor. Earlier in his career, Ryle worked for The Age and The Irish Press. Ryle has uncovered some of the biggest stories in Australian journalism – from orphaned babies used for medical experiments to police corruption and crooked land deals.