Mandy Drury Leaving CNBC, Returning to Australia

By Chris Ariens 

After almost six years in the U.S., CNBC’s Mandy Drury is returning to her native Australia to be closer to family. She will continue as a CNBC contributor from Sydney.

Drury had stints with CNBC in Sydney and Singapore before moving to Englewood Cliffs in 2010. Currently, Drury is co-host of Power Lunch.

“It was my dream to come to New York,” Drury told us in a 2011 interview. “As a business journalist, there’s probably only a few cities in the world where you can get as much of a stimulating challenge as I have now.”

Here’s the note from Nik Deogun announcing the move:

A few months ago, Mandy Drury approached me to discuss her need to move to her native Australia in early 2016 for family reasons.

Mandy has been a valued member of the CNBC family for 15 years – first in Asia and for the past five-and-a-half years here in the U.S. Her international markets savvy and poise have helped the shows she has anchored shine, and her work ethic and can-do attitude have made her a cherished colleague.

While Mandy is leaving the U.S., I’m pleased to say she will stay involved with CNBC as an on-air contributor for our global properties.

Please join me in wishing Mandy and her family the very best and thanking Mandy for her continued commitment and contributions to CNBC.