Neil Bennet joins AAP as head of photography

• Bennett will steer a talented and highly-committed team of photographers and photo editors

A leading photographic executive with 30 years media experience in the UK, US and Australia joins AAP amid plans to strengthen its news, sport and entertainment image business.

News Corp’s former national photographic manager, the widely respected Neil Bennett, starts as the newswire agency’s head of photography on Monday, August 5.

Bennett will steer a talented and highly-committed team of photographers and photo editors who are driven by creativity, quality, and speed.

After two decades as a photographer for newspapers, magazines and a picture agency overseas, he came to Australia in 2008. He shot for Fairfax publications before joining News Corp in photographic management roles with News Corp in Adelaide and Sydney. 

“We have worked with and admired Neil for years,” AAP editor-in-chief Tony Gillies said.

“He cares deeply for quality and motivates everyone around him to be their best. I am excited by what he can help us achieve at a time when the news industry demands highly relevant content that moves its audience.

“We’re going to build on the strong work of our amazing award-winning photographers and deliver something quite special,” Gillies said.

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