Damon Kitney - The real James Packer

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 8 December 2018
James and Kerry Packer

James and Kerry Packer Photo: cr Bauer Media Australian Women's Weekly

Damon Kitney

Damon Kitney Photo: supplied

Damon Kitney has spent more than two decades in financial journalism, including 16 years at the Australian Financial Review, five years of that as deputy editor. Since 2010 he has been the Victorian business editor at The Australian, specialising in writing the untold personal stories of the nation's richest and most private people. He's now written The Price of Fortune, a biography of billionaire James Packer - the first time a member of the Packer family has co-operated with a biographer. The book details Packer's high-flying exploits, and the mental health issues that forced him to resign from the board of the Crown casino company in mid-2018.