Sam Richardson

Editor, MPA magazine

Location icon Australia

I'm presently the editor of monthly B2B title Mortgage Professional Australia magazine (MPA), based in Sydney.

MPA is directed at mortgage brokers and features high-level news analysis, features and interviews with the leaders of the industry. It also produces online and video content, and sponsors the annual Australian Mortgage Awards. MPA is a product of Key Media.

Previously I worked as Society Editor for Denmark-based expat site You can find me on twitter @SamRich91

MPA magazine
Major Banks Roundtable

MPA held the first ever roundtable to bring together Australia's four major banks, specifically in order to discuss the broker channel articles

Interview with Defence Minister Nicolai Wammen

by Sam Richardson @SamRich 91 / Photographer: Lotte Kamphuis / Video: Nele Goutier "I have no plans to surrender" concludes the sharply-suited man seated opposite us, just a minute into our interview. This man is Denmark's Defence Minister, and we're talking to him mid-way through a serious international crisis in the Ukraine, so his statement could come off as alarming, to put mildly.

The island of Samsø: from green to grey

Denmark's Renewable Energy Island is world famous for its environmental policies. But along with much of rural Denmark, the island faces a much greater challenge, as depopulation brings the community to its knees. Photos and text by Sam Richardson It's not great weather for a boat ride.

Interview: Uffe Elbæk on alternative politics

Denmark's political scene has been rocked by the creation of a new party, Alternativet, headed by charismatic ex-Culture Minister Uffe Elbæk. We talk to him about doing politics differently. by Sam Richardson @SamRich91 Photographer: Pascale Mueller It's natural to be skeptical in politics.

War and peace at the Danish-German border

by Sam Richardson @SamRich91 / Photographer: Fred Bonatto It's a scene of unmistakably Danish iconography. Lines of Dannebrogs glinting in the sun. White-gloved soldiers standing stiffly to attention. A murmuring and expectant crowd, cameras at the ready, waiting. At regular intervals, black cars pull up, dispatching VIPs of increasing prominence; the German Ambassador; the Defence Minister, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Interview with Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard

Sam Richardson talks to Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus, about the city's global future, managing integration and his prospects of re-election Photographer: Fred Bonatto In the Danish media, Aarhus' Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard perhaps exemplifies his city today; youthful, brash and on the rise.

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