Fergus Shiel is ICIJ's managing editor, based in Washington, D.C.
Shiel has overseen many recent ICIJ projects, among them the Pandora Papers and the FinCEN Files - the biggest and second biggest global investigative journalism collaborations of their kind ever, Luanda Leaks, Implant Files, China Cables, Mauritius Leaks, Solitary Voices and Bribery Division. The projects have garnered numerous national and international awards for ICIJ.
Before joining ICIJ, Shiel was editor of The Age newspaper’s internationally-acclaimed tablet edition in Melbourne, Australia.
During more than 20 years with The Age, he was national editor, state editor, and chief-of-staff. He was tasked with overseeing the publication’s world coverage and he was editor of the National Times political website.
Shiel led The Age team that covered Australia’s all-time worst bushfire disaster, the Black Saturday bushfires. One hundred and seventy-three people died as a result of the fires and hundreds more were injured.
Shiel commenced his journalism career with several rural titles in his native Ireland before moving to Australia.
He is a fan of the Liverpool Football Club who does journalism, in that order.