MediaXpress was established by a group of
respected media professionals who draw on
decades of experience.

Rod Wiedermann
Managing Director

Rod is one of Australia’s most experienced media executives; he brings a strategic and financial focus to every project. Rod has a wide range of skills and places a particular focus on corporate leadership and innovation. He is a former executive editor and managing editor at The Age – editorial positions that gave him a window to the needs of marketing, advertising and editorial.

Bill Farr
Director, Art & Design

Bill has worked with Fairfax, Penguin Books and Time Inc. Bill has 40 years of experience in the publishing industry as designer, illustrator, graphics producer and art director. He was Art Director at The Age from 1994 to 2012 and has won two Walkley Awards and three Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards.  Bill brings his design skills to all media channels including web design and illustration.

Simon Mann
Director of Content 

Simon held a variety of reporting and senior editing roles for the former Fairfax media group. A former foreign correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, he was a winner of the Walkley Award for International Journalism for his coverage of war in the Balkans. In 2015, he received Melbourne University’s Award for Excellence in Engagement (Teaching) for his work within the graduate teaching program of the Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Scott Symonds
Managing editor – production

Scott has been a journalist for more than 30 years. From a cadet at The Coastal Telegraph in Geelong, he moved to reporting politics in the Canberra press gallery for The Herald and then as the state political reporter for The Sunday Age. After shifting to editing, Scott became the chief sub-editor of The Sunday Age, chief sub-editor of sport for The Age, Quality Manager for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and Deputy Editor of The Age newspaper (Mon-Fri). He joined MediaXpress in 2017.

Anders Furze
Editor and Senior Journalist

Anders Furze is senior journalist and editor at MediaXpress. His client work appears regularly in high profile media brands including The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Domain. He is a freelance writer on film and is slowly chipping away at his first novel (just don’t ask him for a progress update).

Dave Bullard
Production Editor

Dave is a writer, sub-editor and editor with more than 30 years of experience in newspapers, magazines, websites, social media and custom publishing. His career has spanned four continents: at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, The Star in Johannesburg, Home Entertainment Middle East magazine in Dubai and the Herald Sun in Melbourne. He likes clarity and brevity and hates widows and orphans (of the typesetting kind).