Stephen Harry Wall
Born Sydney, 1946
Married 1983 years to Alison Magney Wall
Two boys, William 1985 and John 1989


University of Sydney
Bachelor of Economics 1967
(Economics and Accounting)

Harvard University
Arts Administration Summer School 1976

Commonwealth Scholarship 1968
Australia Council 1976


CSR management trainee, building materials and mining divisions, part-time university study

Full-time university study

Assistant to the Company Secretary Pilbara Iron Ltd, a partner in the Mount Newman iron ore venture and a CSR subsidiary

Overseas travel/working holiday: mining companies in Salt Lake City, Utah and New York City, stockbroker in London and computer software house in Zurich

Volunteer, London, various social welfare agencies

Self Employment

1972-73 Began Sydney telephone information service, ACT, published two editions of Alternative Pink Pages directories

1974 -1977 Sydney Editor, Living Daylights newspaper. Consultant, Community Arts Board, Australia Council. Publication consultant. Ozarts: A Guide to Arts Organisations in Australia, Arts Calendar 1982- 86 editions. Arts Events Calendar, 1983. Ethnic Arts Directory 1982

Consultant to Australia Council, Schools Commission, Arts Council of Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Film Commission, Australian Bicentennial Authority, Department of Communications and Transport, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Human Rights Australia

1974 formed Horan Wall & Walker, Information Agents, Publishers and Consultants in partnership with Philomena Horan and Tony Walker. Sole ownership from 1976
1976 to 1999 Sole owner and Managing Director, HWW Pty Limited (nee Horan Wall & Walker) Content Services: Content Management, Content Design and Content Systems & Content Publishing - providing daily, weekly and monthly editorial content syndication of entertainment events, financial and property information. Founding Publisher: Sydney Inside Info, Cheap Eats in Sydney, Cheap Eats in Melbourne, The Bargain Shopper's Guides to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane; Sydney For Kids, Choosing a School for your Child, DollarSmart Travel, Birth: Where and How, Sydney Baby Book, Melbourne Baby Book, Free Money, Secrets of Pulcinella, David Dale's Stay In Touch, The Last of Stay In Touch. The Retail Banking Products Survey, The Real Estate Price Guide, Sydney Eats Out, Your Mortgage Magazine 1994 to 2006, The Complete NSW Tide Charts and Almanac 1994 to 1999 editions. The Home Buyer’s Guide. Women’s Money Magazine. Home Price Guide 1994-2006

1984 Created the first commercial database of residential real estate transactions in Australia

1984 - 2003 Compiled the two back pages of the weekly SMH Good Weekend Magazine

1985 Created first Australian retail banking rates, fees and charges information service, The HWW Retail Banking Product Survey, for banks and consumers

1994 Created and first Managing Director, Australian Property Monitors (APM), a 50/50 joint venture between HWW and John Fairfax & Sons. Created the Home Price Guide. Sold to John Fairfax Limited in 2006

1995 Moved most HWW and APM information services and publications to the Internet

1997 Best Financial Internet site, AFR/Telstra Awards

1999 Listed HWW Pty Limited on Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) as HWW Limited. Founding Managing Director to 2002, Chairman 2002 to 2006

2002- Formed Stephen Wall & Co – a media advisory company. Now Wall Operations (Wallop)

2006 Sold HWW Limited to PBL/MSN joint venture, NineMSN

Retired unhurt.


1981-1984 Co-created and Founding Hon Treasurer, Metro Television Ltd, Sydney’s first public television broadcaster

1981-1997 book reviewer, Sydney Morning Herald

1981 Committee Member, Australia Council Cable Television Submission to Australian Broadcasting Tribunal

1982 Committee Member, Australia Council, National Arts Information Study

1975 -1984 2JJJ daily and weekly commentator

1981-1982 Broadcaster, Sunday Show, ABC Radio 1 (RN) National Network

1981-1982 Commentator, ABC Radio Breakfast Program

1985 Credited role in the Australian feature film, Bliss, winner of the AFI's Best Film of the Year
1987 Working party member, Foundation '88 Australian Bicentennial Authority

1989 - 1990, book reviewer, The Australian

1989 - 1994 Member, Management Advisory Board, Mount St Margaret's Private Hospital

1990 - 1994 Member, Information Technology and Communication Visiting Committee, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong.

1999 – 2010, Founding Director, Foundation for the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Deputy Chairman since 2008

1994 -2000, Director, Australian Caption Centre, a charity for closed captioning for the hearing impaired

1994- 2006, Director, Australian Property Monitors Pty Ltd. Company sold to John Fairfax and Sons

2005 to 2017, Director, Media Access Australia Pty Ltd, a charity which aims to increase access to the media for the disadvantaged. Now renamed

2011 to present, Member, House Committee, The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

2013 to present, Member, Marketing and Communications Committee, The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

2014 to present, Chairman Speakers’ Committee. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron


Sailing, golf, writing, computing, walking, travelling, eating and drinking, reading, photography.

Clubs: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

Photography published in, inter alia, The Sydney Morning Herald Colour Magazine, The Australian Colour Magazine.

Ocean racing: Races include Antigua Race Week 1994, 2012. Sydney to Hobart Yacht race 1994 50th Anniversary, ( and in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2000). Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race (1998, 2010), Sydney to Coffs Harbour Race, (1997,1999, 2004). Coffs Harbour To Fiji Yacht Race (1999), South China Sea Race (HK to Philippines 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008), Fastnet Race UK (2005). 100th Anniversary Newport Rhode Island to Bermuda Race (2006). Hong Kong Vietnam Race (2011), Darwin to Ambon 2014, Darwin to Timor 2015, 2016. ARC TransAtlantic Race 2015. Antigua to Bermuda Race 2107


Contact Stephen Wall
Mail: PO Box 605
Edgecliff NSW 2027 Australia