Paul Whittaker – Editor-in-Chief of The Australian, three-time Walkley Award winner. Former Editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Judith Whelan – ABC Radio National, former Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Good Weekend.
Lisa Davies – Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, former crime reporter and colleague of Les Kennedy.
Miranda Devine – veteran News Corp Australia journalist and columnist with The Daily Telegraph, winner of Kennedy Award for 2014 Scoop of the Year.
Max Uechtritz – former director of news and current affairs at the ABC and the Nine network.
Melissa Hoyer – editor-at-large news.com.au, popular columnist, radio and television commentator.
Chris Willis – long-serving Director of Seven News, Sydney.
Mike Dalton – a 35 year veteran of television news and News Director with the Nine Network Queensland
Andrew Clennell – NSW Political Editor of The Australian and a multiple Kennedy Award winner. He was also state political editor The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Helen Wellings – veteran consumer affairs journalist with the Seven Network and foundation judge with the Kennedy Awards.
Bill Woods – veteran newsreader, television, radio and sports journalist, columnist and author.
Tom Krause – veteran journalist with Newscorp and stalwart supervising producer of the Nine Network’s Sunday program.
Ben English – Editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin and former deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Felicity Moffatt – Walkley award-winning journalist, formerly with Macquarie Radio and the Seven Network as a senior reporter, specialising in legal affairs. Foundation Kennedy Awards judge.
Robert Kinny – 20 years as a reporter and presenter at 2UE. Foundation Kennedy Awards judge.
Peter Mahoney – veteran regional journalist, former deputy editor of The Daily Advertiser and News Editor at 2WG Wagga Wagga.
Jennifer Cooke – award-winning author and veteran journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, Medical Observer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Conversation.
Ian Heads – 2015 winner of the Kennedy Award for Lifetime Achievement, author, former editor of Rugby League Week and veteran sport journalist.
Holly Byrnes – National Television Editor, News Corp Australia and a 20-year veteran of journalism.
Barry Norman – retired senior photographer with The Daily Telegraph.
Mags King – managing photo editor of The Sydney Morning Herald
Neil Duncan spent 20 years as an international press photographer, formerly of News Corp Australia.
Candy Sutton Kennedy Award-winning journalist with news.com.au, formerly of The Daily Mail, veteran reporter & columnist with Fairfax & News Corp Australia.
Chris O’Keefe Kennedy and Walkley award-winning National Nine News NSW Politics Editor, former Network TEN reporter.
Mike Duffy – award-winning former senior investigative journalist at the Seven Network and The Sunday Mirror in London. He began his career on The Adelaide Advertiser.
Nichola Younger – senior producer at Nine News and former deputy national news editor of Sky News Australia.
Rocco Fazzari Kennedy Award-winning artist formerly of The Sydney Morning Herald. Kennedy Foundation director.
Peter Ryan – Walkley award-winning ABC business journalist, former News Corp reporter with The Daily Mirror. Inaugural Kennedy Foundation Chairman.
Andy Taylor – 60 Minutes cameraman, multi ACS and Walkley award-winning cinematographer with the ABC and Nine Network in Sydney, London and Moscow.
Kellie Sloane – former Nine Network and ABC presenter and journalist, now CEO of Life Education Australia.
Ben Hanson – experienced news and programming cameraman, formerly of the Nine Network’s Sydney newsroom and London bureau. Director of Photography for Discovery Channel’s Myth Busters, The Bachelor and River Cottage.
David Ritter – CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Jonathan Marshall – Kennedy-award winning newspaper and magazine journalist – Television New Zealand, APN, Fairfax, News Corp and Bauer Media.
Peter Kogoy – veteran sports journalist at The Australian and Fairfax.
Lindsay Day – experienced and respected network news and primetime program cameraman.
Steve Warnock – Kennedy Foundation General Manager, veteran Sydney journalist, formerly with The Daily Telegraph and Fairfax.