Few Australians have heard of Diana Ferrari. In 2013, Fairfax’s car review website described her as a “rising star” but said she was “little known outside the inner-circle of Australia’s motoring press”.
In 2012, a profile in Wheels magazine described Ms Ferrari as a “racquet-wielding ripper”, and said that she had been promoted to editor at Vogue after just three years at the magazine because of her extensive contacts book and “lovely way with words”.
The Australian Financial Review reported earlier this month that Ms Ferrari would receive around $200,000 as part of her redundancy package from Bauer Media, which owns Vogue Australia among other titles. She is reportedly now working as a freelance journalist for media companies including Fairfax.
Ms Ferrari is the daughter of prominent Australian publisher and philanthropist Roslyn Packer, who built up her family’s business interests and was close friends with the late Kerry Packer.
Her brother James and sister Gretel both work at News Corp, where they are respectively chief executive and chairman of its online real estate classifieds company REA Group – recently rebranded as “open”.
She worked at Vogue Australia as a fashion features editor before she took over as editor-in-chief from Kirstie Clements.
Early years: After stints at Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Marie Claire, Diana Ferrari started working for Vogue Australia in 2009 as Fashion Features Editor. She became Editor-in-Chief in 2011.
During her time at Vogue Australia, Ferrari became popular for the ?€Best Dressed’ section in the magazine.
In 2012, The Australian Financial Review reported that she had been promoted to editor at Vogue after just three years. However, Bauer Media decided to close the print edition of Vogue Australia in 2016 and she was then made redundant with other staff members. After making $200,000 in compensation money from her redundancy package, it is rumored that Ferrari has started working as a freelance journalist for Fairfax news companies such as: The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Style
Diana’s family: Diana Ferrari is the daughter of prominent publisher and philanthropist Roslyn Packer, who was also close friends with the late Kerry Packer.
Her brother James is currently working as Chief Executive of REA Group/ Open, where he’ll be managing over 1000 employees.
Her sister, Gretel is currently Chairman of REA Group/Open – the company that her brother runs.
Each sibling has also worked at News Corp previously in their careers: James was formerly a managing director for REA, while Gretel had worked as the editor-in-chief for Harper’s Bazaar Australia between 2013-2015 before taking up her current role in 2017. Click here for affordable Diana Ferrari shoes.