The Center for Public Integrity has named Gerard Ryle director of the Center’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Ryle is currently deputy editor of The Canberra Times in Fyshwick, Australia. He has more than 25 years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor and his work has won four Walkley Awards, the top Australian award for journalism, for which he has also been a finalist 12 times.

Ryle will lead the staff in Washington, and oversee the consortium’s 100 member journalists in 50 countries. The group’s work appears in iWatch News, published by the Center, and media outlets across the globe.

Ryle’s Past: Born in London, he holds dual Irish and Australian citizenship. He spent 12 years at The Sydney Morning Herald where he held numerous positions, including investigations editor. Previously, Ryle worked for The Age and The Irish Press.

Ryle has uncovered what the Center is hailing as the “biggest” stories in Australian journalism – from orphaned babies used for medical experiments to police corruption and crooked land deals.