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 an occasional reporter for Australia's leading current affairs program Four Corners on the ABC.
Adele is 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 awarded journalists.
Her investigations go behind corporate spin and expose corporate wrongdoing. She is a strong advocate for improving whistleblower protections and giving vulnerable people a voice.
Some of her exposes include the 7-Eleven wage fraud scandal which so far has resulted in compensation payments of more than $80 million to thousands of vulnerable foreign workers and changes to the law. Her investigation into the Commonwealth Bank life insurance and financial planning scandals has fuelled calls by the opposition for a royal commission into the banks and has led to reforms of the sector.
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. Her journalism awards include six Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley for her Four Corners program Banking Bad, two Gold Quill Awards, two Gold Kennedy Awards, a Logie and the Graham Perkin Journalist of the year.