(Brian) Hartley Higgins was appointed as representative for Country Press Australia on 11 December 2020.
Hartley Higgins is chairman and managing director of Provincial Press Group, a fourth generation regional and special interest publisher. Provincial Press Group publishes regional, rural and special interest newspapers in Victoria and New South Wales, and industry wine, viticulture, forests and timber journals in South Australia.
Hartley is a former director of a Lloyds insurance broking and risk management firm, the regional broadcaster 3NE/Edge FM, and digital property portal realestateview.com.au His special interests are regional development, tourism and snow sports. Qualifying and an Associate of the Australian Insurance Institute, he is a former Fellow of the Australian Insurance Brokers Association and Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Australia.
He is a past president and current a director of the Victorian Country Press Association Ltd.