Peter Cluskey – Managing Editor
Peter is a third-generation journalist and editor with extensive experience in print, radio and television in many different countries.
For more than a decade, he worked with the Irish state broadcaster, RTE, first as business correspondent and industry editor, and subsequently as a TV newscaster and radio presenter. Overseas, he specialized in coverage of the Middle East, particularly Israel and Lebanon, and also reported from Belfast, London, Paris and Tokyo.
A highly experienced live interviewer, he presented all the station’s main TV and radio news programmes, including co-presenting the flagship Morning Ireland, which has the country’s highest radio listenership and sets the daily news agenda.
As a business journalist, Peter has interviewed many global CEOs and business leaders, including the troubleshooter, Sir Gerry Robinson, Dr Markus Miele of Miele & Company, Dr Aurora Berra of GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Bettina von Stamm of the Innovation Leadership Forum, and Professor John Bessant of Imperial College London, for his column, “Managers on Management” in The Irish Times. He also wrote “Under the Radar”, a weekly business profile which identified up-and-coming young entrepreneurs.
While living in Ireland, he contributed to Business & Finance magazine, and spent twelve months as an associate faculty member at the Irish Management Institute (IMI), where he conducted a series of in-depth CEO interviews on management philosophy which were used in its executive education programme.
Switching from the media to public relations, Peter also worked as Head of Corporate Affairs with the DTO, the Irish state “think tank” responsible for strategic land use and transport planning in Dublin – where he was responsible for all internal and external communications, including liaison with government departments and other stakeholders.
Now living in the Netherlands, he writes for The Irish Times from The Hague, covering politics, social issues and the work of the International Criminal Court and other tribunals. He is also a regular contributor to the European Finance Management Agency’s EFMA Journal and to The Property Professional, published by the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. He is an editorial consultant to UNESCO.
Peter has a BA degree in English and Philosophy (1978).
Adrienne Cullen – English-language Editor
Adrienne is a journalist, a best-selling author, and a highly experienced English-language editor.
She is an editorial consultant to UNESCO with whom she works on the three-yearly World Water Assessment Programme, and to Paris-based psychometrics market leader, Central Test, and collaborates regularly with Pica Publishing of New Bond Street in London on international editorial projects.
She has edited for a range of blue-chip clients in the Netherlands, including government departments, academic institutions, NGOs, and not-for-profit organizations – and has established successful links with Amsterdam University and with the Sociology Department at the University of Vienna.
During the 1990s, Adrienne was senior editor with CBT Systems/Skillsoft, at the time the world’s largest e-learning company. She co-wrote the company’s editorial style guide, which remains in use, and was responsible for training writers and editors in Ireland and South Africa.
An experienced travel writer and lifestyle columnist, Adrienne contributes regularly to the travel pages of The Irish Times and to the monthly glossy, ABC Mallorca.
She is currently an online copywriter with the international hotel and reservation company, Booking.com, in Amsterdam.
Adrienne’s book, Thursday’s Child: The Romanian Adoptions Story, chronicled the orphanages of post-Ceausescu Romania and spent five weeks near the top of the Irish non-fiction bestsellers list. It was launched by Ireland’s current Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, and was serialized in a number of Irish newspapers.
Adrienne has a BA degree in Sociology and Philosophy (1983).