Gerard Ryle is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2011. He led the worldwide teams of journalists working on the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers investigations, the biggest in journalism history.
His work as a journalist began in his native Ireland, and he spent more than 20 years working as an investigative reporter and editor in Australia. He was later a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, and in 2013 he accepted an honorary doctorate from the University of Liege, on behalf of ICIJ.
Ryle is a book author and TED speaker, and he has won or shared in more than 50 journalism awards from seven different countries, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, three George Polk Awards, and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Overseas Press Club of America, the New York Press Club, the Barlett and Steele Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Harvard University.