Adele Ferguson is a multi-award winning senior business writer and columnist for leading Fairfax newspapers, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review. She is also the author of best selling unauthorised biography Gina Rinehart: The Untold Story of the Richest Woman in the World. With more than 20 years in journalism, Adele carries a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected and well-read commentators and investigative reporters. Her most recent expose on the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandal led to a senate inquiry and a move by the bank to open compensation for up to 400,000 customers.
Adele started her career in journalism at The Advertiser. She has also worked at BRW magazine as deputy editor and chief business commentator, leading many major investigations into the corporate sector and was a senior columnist at The Australian.
Adele has a bachelor of economics and arts degrees from Adelaide University and has won three Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley for her Four Corners program Banking Bad, seven Quill Awards and six Kennedy awards including the Gold Kennedy Award.