Damian Latimer Clarke

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Born1971 (age 51–52)
EducationBachelor of Applied Science
Alma materUniversity of Technology Sydney
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Damian Latimer Clarke (born January, 1971) is a writer, editor and publisher based in Sydney, Australia. He is also a keen recreational seaman and keeps a boat in Rushcutters Bay, near the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.[1]

Writing and editing


As a journalist, he covers sustainability in the built environment for The Fifth Estate[2] and The Green List,[3] and occasionally contributes to other publications[4]. He undertakes copywriting work for a variety of clients and agencies[5] and has edited several books[6].

As a writer/researcher for HWW, early in his career he wrote 30 columns per month for various Sydney and Australian newspapers and magazines.[7]


In 2006, he started the Our Albion blog to share the story of renovating the house his wife and he purchased in London. Contributions to the blog reduced over the years[8] and it was finally taken down after being hacked and damaged. In 2019, he started re-publishing content from Our Albion on Medium[9], to coincide with the 13th anniversary of each post. His other work on Medium includes 97 Things I Learned as a Stay-at-home Dad,[10] and The Collected Works of Don Jenkins[11], where the publishes the work of his late stepfather. he also contributes to Medium as DC Latimer[12], where he writes The Writers Block Project].[13]

He was also the critic behind Universal Critic [14] and teamed up with Damien Edmonds, co-founder of Edmonds Marketing[15], to write opinion pieces for A Couple of Punters[16].


He has edited business books for several authors on subjects as diverse as international business, software testing, the photocopying and printing industry and computer software.



Clarke was publisher of Credit magazine, a multi-channel - events, magazines, books and online - publication about the wholesale Credit markets, owned by Incisive Media, from 2007 to 2008. He worked with author Nikki Marmery[17] who was the magazine's editor at the time.


From 2004 to 2007, he was the publisher of Creditflux,[18] a multi-channel - magazines, books and online - publication for wholesale credit derivatives traders, working for its proprietor, Mike Peterson.

The collected Works of Don Jenkins

In his own right, Clarke published The Collected Works of Don Jenkins, on Medium,[19] a vanity project in memory of his stepfather.

Business Career[20]

Clarke started his career as a writer/researcher, running the Property Divison at HWW Limited, a media company that contributed to most Australian major daily newspapers and several monthly magazines.

From there he moved into medical device Design and Development with Cochlear Limited, where he was the firm's first Technical Writer, working on software documentation and help files, marketing materials and regulatory submissions, including what is believed to be the first real-time 510(k) Premarket Notification submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (for the Nucleus 24 ESPrit ear-level speech processor).

Subsequently, he worked at Molten Markets, aggregating wholesale debt and equity broker research for funds managers, before returning to medical devices as a consultant in regulatory affairs, communication and quality systems to clients that included ResMed, Tinnitech and Neuromonics.

He moved to the UK in 2006 where was the publisher of Credit and Creditflux until the Global financial crisis when returned to medical devices, industrial and non-destructive test equipment and consumer goods as Quality Manager at the Olympus KeyMed Group.[21]

Since returning to Australia in 2012, Clarke has been a freelance writer, journalist and publisher.



Organisation Date Publication ISBN/ISSN
The Fifth Estate 2018-2020 The Fifth Estate (Publishing director)
The Green List (Publishing director)
Incisive Media 2007-2008 Credit ISSN 1466-5018
2007 The 2007 ABC of Collateralized debt obligation
2008 Islamic Finance
Creditflux 2004-2006 Creditflux ISSN 1475-0716
2006 Structured Credit and Credit Derivatives Essentials ISBN 978-1905450060
2006 Structured Credit and Credit Derivatives Glossary ISBN 978-1905450077
2006 Creditflux inside guide to: hedge fund strategies ISBN 978-1905450053
2005 Creditflux inside guide to: structured credit innovations ISBN 978-1905450046
2005 Creditflux inside guide to: who's who in structured credit & credit derivatives 2005 ISBN 978-1905450008
2005 Creditflux inside guide to: next-generation credit derivatives ISBN 978-1905450039


Auuthor Title Publisher Date ISBN/ASIN
Paul J Henderson The Outcome Generation: how a new generation of technology vendors thrives through true customer success Red Raven Books 2018 ISBN 978-0648216100
Cynthia Dearin Camels, Sheikhs & Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa OMNE Publishing 2015 ISBN 978-0994244208
Michael Hamilton It Should Just Work – Customer Satisfaction and the Value of Software Testing Australian eBook Publisher 2015 ASIN B015453ZDO
Mitchell Filby Rest in Print: from office printing to the rise of managed print services Open Book Creative 2014 ISBN 978-0992364502

Books: member of the research or writing team

Editor Title Publisher Date
Mike Peterson Creditflux inside guide to: who's who in structured credit & credit derivatives 2005 Creditflux 2005
Anton Porter and Jad McAdam When playing in the roses, watch out for the pricks: 1993 UTS Orientation Handbook UTS Student Association 1994
Jason Day The Directory of Training Programmes volume two Horan Wall & Walker 1993
Tony Shannon Citiclub Getaways Guide Citibank Ltd, Sydney 1993
Tony Shannon Citiclub Restaurant Guide Citibank Ltd, Sydney 1993
Tony Shannon Sydney Restaurant Survey '93: The Horan Wall & Walker guide to where Sydney Eats Out Horan Wall & Walker 1992
Raffaela Pugliese The Directory of Training Programmes volume one Horan Wall & Walker 1992
Tony Shannon 1992 Sydney Eats Out: The Horan Wall & Walker Restaurant Survey Horan Wall & Walker 1991
Tony Shannon Sydney Eats Out: The Horan Wall & Walker 1991 Restaurant Survey Horan Wall & Walker 1990


Clarke spent his first years of school at Prouille Catholic School, Wahroonga, moved to the St Ives preparatory school for Sydney Grammar School in Year 3 and St Ignatius' College, Riverview in Year 7, where he shared classes with politicians Anthony Roberts, Jason Falinski, Joe Francis, basketballer Tony De Ambrosis and touch footballer Andrew Roughan[22].

He has a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Information Science from the University of Technology Sydney.

Personal Life

Damian is married to a woman who he calls Mrs Albion on his Our Albion blog[23] or simply, my wife, in other writing, though he identified her as the banker, Kate Birchall in a tweet on 2016.[24] He has a son[25] and a daughter[26] who he mentions in his writing, but rarely, if ever, by name.


From 2010, Clarke was active in Ocean Racing, participating in several major races in the UK and Australia, including the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, The Fastnet Race and the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

Date Organiser Race Yacht name Yacht type Skipper
30 Jul Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Helsal3 Adams 20 pocket maxi Rob Fisher[27]
25 Jul Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Helsal3 Helsal3 (Adams 20 pocket maxi) Paul Jackson[28]
25 Oct Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Botany Bay Race (Ocean Pointscore Series) St George Midnight Rambler Ker 40 Ed Psaltis
26 Dec Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Merit Volvo 60 Leo Rodriguez[29]
14 Aug Royal Ocean Racing Club Fastnet Race Wild Spirit Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 40 Paul Jackson
27 May Royal Ocean Racing Club Myth of Malham (Eddystone Lighthouse race) Wild Spirit Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 40 Paul Jackson
14 May Royal Ocean Racing Club Channel Race Wild Spirit Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 40 Paul Jackson
26 Dec Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Merit Volvo 60 Leo Rodriguez[30]
24 Sep Junior Offshore Group Cherbourg Race Wild Spirit Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 40 Paul Jackson
3 Sep Royal Ocean Racing Club Cherbourg Race Vertigo J109 Trevor Sainty
1 Jul Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes - Dinard - St Malo Race Wild Spirit Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 40 Paul Jackson
11 Jun Junior Offshore Group Alderny Race Floating Voter MAT 12 John Sanders


  1. In his comment on this video, he mentions that his boat is in the background of one of the shots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrvHAMizro8
  2. http://www.thefifthestate.com.au
  3. http://www.thegreenlist.com.au
  4. https://suppleminds.org/portfolio-1
  5. https://suppleminds.org/digital-content
  6. https://suppleminds.org/editing
  7. https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianlatimerclarke/
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/2019*/ouralbion.com
  9. https://medium.com/our-albion
  10. https://medium.com/97-things-i-learned-at-a-stay-at-home-dad
  11. https://medium.com/me/publications
  12. Look at the profile pic! https://medium.com/@DCLatimer
  13. https://medium.com/the-writers-block-project
  14. http://universalcritic.blogspot.com/
  15. https://www.edmondsmarketing.com.au/team/
  16. https://web.archive.org/web/20190508235421/http://acoupleofpunters.com/
  17. http://www.nikkimarmery.com
  18. http://www.creditflux.com
  19. https://medium.com/collected-works-of-don-jenkins
  20. https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianlatimerclarke/
  21. https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/0228540D:LN
  22. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Riverview_Old_Ignatians
  23. https://medium.com/our-albion/you-should-never-apologise-for-your-success-but-decd65f794d8
  24. https://twitter.com/DamianLClarke/status/761064011131527170
  25. https://medium.com/97-things-i-learned-at-a-stay-at-home-dad/15-if-you-eat-seasonal-food-they-must-be-convinced-they-like-it-again-next-season-fccc85411878
  26. https://medium.com/97-things-i-learned-at-a-stay-at-home-dad/21-when-you-have-a-daughter-you-will-become-a-feminist-f273c0315ee7
  27. https://goldcoast.cyca.com.au/the-yachts/2016/helsal-3/
  28. https://goldcoast.cyca.com.au/the-yachts/2015/helsal-3/
  29. https://www.rolexsydneyhobart.com/the-yachts/2012/merit/
  30. https://rolexsydneyhobart.com/the-yachts/2010/merit/

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