Happy Ali is a global online newspaper, written by internationally renowned journalists with an eye towards presenting positive news. We cannot change the news but we can change our readers’ and our subscribers’ daily outlooks to a degree. Our Charter and company seek engagement and inclusion globally with steady growth over a three year period from launch.
Happy Ali is dedicated to quality, independent news reporting with a positive aspect,
and publishing global events in a wide range of topics, including society as a whole, wellness, science, environment, lifestyle, food and travel.
Our goal is to build a better tomorrow for a community that has been downtrodden
by a daily serving of poorly presented, sensationalised news and rumours to such
an extent it is almost hard sometimes to believe what is reliable news
meet our team
Founder and CEO
Arthur founded Happy Ali with the belief that it is the right time to share positive news with the world. He has over 40 years experience in trading companies in the Far East, and sprinkles his genie dust to make things happen!
I can share the joy and passion of Happy Ali with our many followers!
Award-winning editor and former Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Robyn became Group Publisher at Bauer Media, responsible for the Hearst Magazine Group’s titles including Harper’s BAZAAR. Publisher of WomenLoveTech.com and TheCarousel.com
kayaking and watching the sunrise!
An award-winning publisher, writer, and content strategist with international print and digital companies including The Financial Times, The Condé Nast Group, Art Basel, and Edipresse, Sooni is also Co-Founder of the Sassy Media Group.
dancing the night away!
With over 40 years on some of the most successful magazines in Australia, including 22 years as Associate Editor at The Australian Women’s Weekly, Michael has won multiple awards including Journalist of the Year, Writer of the Year, and Story of the Year, among others.
astride my motorcycle. I’ve had the big steel bike bug since I was about 12!
A 30-year veteran of print journalism, Peter was formerly with CNN in London and Hong Kong, the Financial Times in Hong Kong, and United Press International in Rome.
eating a perfectly cooked spaghetti carbonara!
Published author of five novels and multiple short story award winner, Trevor has many years of publication experience in newspapers and trade journals.
I am heading for the airport bound for a new destination!
An award-winning multimedia presenter, author and TV chef, Lyndey is bringing her joie de vivre to Happy Ali with food, wine, recipes, interviews and video content.
sharing the hospitality of the table with family, friends, and newcomers!
A former photo-journalist and currently working in broadcasting, Sonia contributes features and photographs for Happy Ali.
exploring, meeting people, and learning new things!
Helming The Australian Women’s Weekly for almost a decade, Deborah also edited Australia’s most popular women’s magazines, Cleo, Elle and Mode, before moving to corporate roles.
the sun is shining and I am talking, laughing and sharing quality time with great friends and family!
Author, writer and contributor to The Los Angeles Times, The London Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Net-A-Porter. She is based in Los Angeles.
my clothes fit.
Interior designer, TV host, nature lover, wife and mum of two, Shelley has a career spanning 20 years in the home magazine industry with her own interior design company, Rock The House.
on a white sand beach in New Zealand in summer with friends, family and a cold glass of rosé!
Award-winning Editor of Good Health magazine for over 15 years, Catherine has an enthusiastic interest in wellbeing and alternative therapies, while also ghost-writing, travel writing and dabbling in fiction.
I am playing an entertaining game of doubles on a grass tennis court!
A lawyer and Chairman of Sovereign Trust, Howard launched the charity The Sovereign Art Foundation in 2003. A regular newspaper contributor and author, he owns a vineyard in Portugal called Howard’s Folly.
drinking great wine with great friends and watching sport.
An experienced print journalist, working both as a writer and editor for multiple UK newspapers and magazines including the Daily Mail and Mail On Sunday, Nicola has also run a media training company. She is now a media consultant.
As a yoga newbie I manage to do a new pose without falling into a tangled mess on the floor!
Experienced in digital marketing, social media, communications and journalism, Hannah has worked in AI, publishing, fashion and charities.
I'm home in Sydney, overlooking the sea, tanning with my two triplet brothers!
Over several decades in radio, print, television and film, Scott has transformed his love of media into a career. His writing has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and several other global publications.
with a slice of pizza in hand!
Laura Laplana Rubio
An aspiring documentary filmmaker and journalist, Laura has worked in different media fields including science communication, social media and documentary production. She is based in Spain and is currently finishing a documentary project about the cultural similarities between Spain and East Asia.
I learn something new.
Originally from England but now living in Dearborn, Michigan, Glenys is an award-winning writer of over 20 books for children from retelling of classic Bible stories to her latest Little Mole series. See inside her titles at this link.
walking in winter woods with my hubby or reading to my grandchildren.
our support team
Director of Branding
Experienced in brand extension and licensing, Daniel has worked in these arenas for over 20 years in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the UK.
I’ve got a heap of trips to look forward to with my kids!
Head of IT
CEO and Founder of Guko Digital, Maarten’s experience in all aspects of IT made him the perfect choice for the technical setup of the Happy Ali website and IT platform.
holidaying in the company of loved ones with a glass of wine in hand!
A veteran journalist, Mark was Former Chief Information Officer for the Hong Kong (British) Government, Corporate Affairs Director of Datuk Kemerat Holdings (Malaysia), Leavesden Studios (London) and Banque Financier de la Citi (Geneva).
I’m with my family and my daughter’s twin girls, the little monkeys, are always playing tricks on grandad!
Marketing & Communications
A communications professional with 20+ years of experience in PR, Marketing and Events, Anita has worked in the travel, banking and luxury lifestyle segments internationally, with a focus on Hong Kong, Dubai and India.
on the beach listening to the sound of the waves