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Iain Finlay(New South Wales)

Author , Humanitarian and volunteer, Journalist

Iain Finlay

Award-winning journalist, author and humanitarian Iain Finlay is the Tweed Shire Australia Day Ambassador for 2017.

Iain Finlay has spent more than 50 years in the media as a reporter, producer, director and host of national and international radio and television programs and documentaries including ‘This Day Tonight’ and the ground-breaking science and technology series ‘Beyond 2000’, which he co-founded in 1985.

A Tumbulgum resident for the past 15 years, Mr Finlay was an acclaimed foreign correspondent and has travelled and worked on every continent with a particular interest in South East Asia, including time in Vietnam during the war.

More recently, Mr Finlay and his wife Trish Clark have been central to humanitarian and education initiatives in Asia including building a road and drainage system to three remote villages in northern Laos, as well as building a primary school for one of the villages, with funds partly raised in the Tweed.