Ian Henschke

Ian Henschke

BA (Hons) 1977, Dip. Ed. 1978

Ian Henschke graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Dip.Ed. and was as a teacher before studying, then joining the staff, at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

He has worked as a print, television, and radio journalist for more than four decades. He’s been a ministerial adviser and reported for two commercial networks as well as the ABC. He won a Reuters Chevening Fellowship to Oxford to study climate change.

Ian was appointed Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia in 2017 and is a passionate spokesperson for the rights of older Australians. He’s also an ambassador for Advanced Care Planning Australia and the Love Hope and Gratitude Foundation.

Appointed as a graduate member of the University council for a two-year term from 6 September 2022 to 5 September 2024, Ian also serves on the Special Degrees Committee.