Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sean Moroney entered publishing as a student journalist and became editor of Wits Student, a fiercely anti-apartheid publication.
He was prosecuted in a test case as part of the government’s clamp-down on the opposition press in 1974 and eventually won his case in the Supreme Court.
Following completion of a BA Honours degree in African Government at the University of the Witwatersrand, he first worked as Media Officer for the National Union of SA Students where he pioneered the launch of the National Student newspaper. He then worked as a research assistant at the South African Institute of Race Relations for two years where he wrote numerous reports on population resettlement, detentions, security cases and press censorship. He was awarded an Oppenheimer Scholarship to study Development Economics at Oxford (1977-78).
He was appointed Executive Editor of the Africa Contemporary Record in London, a position he held for four years. He then became editor of African Business magazine, based in London, and after two years was promoted to the position of Assistant Publisher for the IC Publications Group, responsible for New African, Middle East and African Business magazines.
In 1987 he formed his own company and launched Market South East, a business newsletter covering Eastern and Southern Africa. This was followed by Computers in Africa magazine, and the launch of the AITEC. He is secretary of the African IT Education Trust which he initiated in 1999.
He is married with three children.