About Luna Media
An award-winning boutique publishing company, Luna Media was established in 2004 and is based in Sydney, Australia. It was founded by four people: Melbourne neuroscientist and entrepreneur Dr Alan Finkel, magazine publishing executive Kylie Ahern and science journalists Wilson da Silva and Elizabeth Finkel.
Chairman & Executive Publisher
With a PhD in electrical engineering from Monash, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he invented a new voltage clamp that made it possible to measure the electrical activity of previously inaccessible, individual neurons in mammals. He went on to establish Axon Instruments Inc, a scientific equipment manufacturer with a global reputation, and lead it for 22 years until its acquisition in 2004. He also chairs the editorial advisory boards of both COSMOS and G Magazine.
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
She has lead Luna Media to a win of 26 awards across editorial, publishing and marketing. Her own awards include Consumer Magazine of the Year and Best Consumer Magazine Launch in 2007 (both for G Magazine), as well as Best Small Publisher for Luna Media.
Wilson da Silva
Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief
Wilson da Silva is the Editorial Director and one of the founders of Luna Media. The creative force behind the company, he is Editor-in-Chief of both COSMOS and G Magazine. A former on-air reporter for ABC TV’s Quantum program, he has served as editor of the magazines Newton, 21C and Science Spectra, was science editor of ABC Online, has been a foreign correspondent for Reuters, is a former staff journalist on The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers and was a Sydney correspondent for New Scientist.