Press agency AFP appoints David Millikin to lead Sydney bureau

International news agency Agence France-Presse has appointed David Millikin to head its Sydney bureau.

Millikin is set to front the Sydney desk

Millikin is set to front the Sydney desk

Millikin originally joined AFP in 1983 as an editor in Hong Kong before he moved to the English desk in Paris one year later, and then to Washington for four years.

In 1999 he moved back to Paris working as deputy english desk chief and carrying out the same role in Jerusalem before being appointed Sydney bureau chief in 2002 and then state department correspondent.

Moving to Newzwag as CEO in 2007, Millikin ended his one year stint to become editor in chief for North America at AFP and his most current role as director for North America in 2012.

Millikin succeeds Barry Parker who led the bureau for four years, Parker will return to the main office in Paris after September. His new role is yet to be determined.


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