Meet the founders

John Fowler

A former Australian diplomat and international lawyer, John used to blame himself for falling asleep while reading The Economist.

So, during a typically gloomy London winter, he texted his old friend Helen and asked: “wanna drag geopolitics kicking and screaming into the 21st century?“

Spoiler alert: she said yep.

Helen Zhang

Also a former Australian diplomat and lawyer, Helen was crazy enough to found a media company with John.

There’s not much she hasn't done - a posting to Israel, study at Harvard, the list goes on. Just about the only thing she doesn’t have time for is boring, jargon-filled geopolitical news.

Or ‘snews’ as she calls it 😜