Peter Bale is the President of GEN. He was until recently the Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Public Integrity, the global nonprofit investigative journalism organisation based in Washington, DC. He joined the Center after three years at CNN International where he ran CNN.com and other digital products outside the United States. The International edition of the CNN site recorded double-digit growth in users, engagement and revenue during his tenure heading teams in Atlanta, London, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Peter Bale is a frequent speaker on media and the impact of the internet on journalism. As well as being a GEN board member, he has been a regular presenter for Speakers for Schools, a British nonprofit aimed at inspiring young people.A Reuters correspondent and editor for 15 years, Peter Bale worked with the international news agency in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and held senior roles in London. He left Reuters to pursue internet journalism and was a founder of FTMarketWatch, an award-winning site from the Financial Times and MarketWatch. He was later Online Editorial Director of The Times and The Sunday Times in London.He also spent more than four years at Microsoft, where he was Editorial Director of MSN in the UK and then International Programming Director, responsible for content on more than 40 MSN sites around the world.
Born in New Zealand, Peter Bale worked on newspapers and reported on politics before joining Reuters in Sydney, Australia. He is a dual UK and New Zealand citizen, and tweets under @peterbale.