A Walkley Award-winning business journalist and Australia's best known shareholder activist, Stephen Mayne has asked questions at more than 700 AGMs and claims to own one of the world's biggest small share portfolios: 400+ holdings worth less than $30,000.
After nine years working on newspapers such as the Age and the Australian Financial Review and 18 months working for Jeff Kennett, he founded online newsletter Crikey.com in 2000. He's served two stints on the board of the Australian Shareholders' Association and is a councillor at the City of Manningham.
Stephen campaigns broadly for transparency, good governance and accountability across the media, business and political sectors and writes a fortnightly column for Eureka Report. He also features on the Money Cafe podcast with Alan every second Thursday.