Originally from Canada, Jeff started his journalism career with Bloomberg in Tokyo covering the automotive and consumer electronics sectors just as Apple was disrupting the hold Japanese makers had on the sector. In 2005 he moved to Sydney where he worked for Fairfax Media on publications such as business weekly BRW and the Australian Financial Review where he covered utilities and mining. To fulfill his dream of being a foreign correspondent, he moved to Jakarta in 2012 where he freelanced for publications including the Business Times, The Straits Times, the New York Times as well as the Economist Group. Jeff joined the Straits Times in July 2018 with specialties in Indonesian politics as well as business, economics, and commodities. He lives in Jakarta with his partner and practises Muay Thai kick boxing.