Board of Directors

  • Hamish McLenman
    Hamish McLennan
    Chairman of the Board and Non-executive Director

    Experience    
    Hamish McLennan is an experienced media and marketing executive who brings unparallelled expertise to the Board, given the global roles he has held and his depth of understanding of the changing media landscape and the demands of advertisers. He has a proven track record as an outstanding leader across the media and advertising sectors.

    Previous roles Hamish has held include Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ten Network Holdings from 2013 to 2015, Executive Vice President for News Corporation in Sydney and New York from 2012 and 2013 and Global Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam, a division of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group from 2006 to 2011.

    Special Responsibilities
    Audit & Risk
    Remuneration, Nomination and
    Governance

    Other Directorships and offices  
    Director of REA Group Ltd (Chairman),
    Magellan Financial Group Limited,
    Chairman of Rugby Australia Limited
    Claim Central Pty Limited and
    Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Fundraising Board).

    Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years) 
    iProperty Group Pty Ltd (from 16 February 2016 to 6 February 2019) (delisted).

      Hamish McLennan
      Chairman of the Board and Non-executive Director


      Experience     Hamish McLennan is an experienced media and marketing executive who brings unparallelled expertise to the Board, given the global roles he has held and his depth of understanding of the changing media landsca …

    • Roger Amos
      Roger Amos
      FCA, FAICD, Non-executive Director

      Experience:
      Roger Amos is an experienced non-executive Director with extensive finance and management experience. He is Chairman of Contango Asset Management Limited, a non-executive Director of REA Group Ltd and a non-executive Director of 3P Learning Limited. At REA Group Ltd, he is the Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of its Human Resources Committee. At 3P Learning Limited, he is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of its Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Previously, he was a Director of Austar United Communications Limited and Enero Group Limited. He had a long and distinguished career with international accounting firm KPMG for 25 years as a partner in the Assurance and Risk Advisory Services Division. While with KPMG, he led the Australian team specialising in the information, communications and entertainment sectors and held a number of global roles. 

      Special Responsibilities: 
      Audit & Risk (Chair)  
      Remuneration, Nomination and Governance 

      Other Directorships and offices
      Director of Contango Asset Management Limited (Chairman),
      REA Group Ltd, 
      3P Learning Limited and Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. 

      Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)
      Enero Group Limited (from 23 November 2010 to 18 October 2018). 

        Roger Amos
        FCA, FAICD, Non-executive Director


        Experience: Roger Amos is an experienced non-executive Director with extensive finance and management experience. He is Chairman of Contango Asset Management Limited, a non-executive Director of REA Group Ltd and a non-exec …

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        Paul Connolly
        BComm, FCA Non-executive Director

        Experience    
        Paul Connolly has 25 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. 

        Since 1991, Paul has been Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited, a Dublin-based corporate finance advisory firm focused on the telecom, media and technology sectors. He was a Director of Esat Telecommunications Limited, an Irish telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2000, and then a Director of Digicel Limited from 2000 to 2006, a Caribbean-based telecommunications company. In addition, he was a Director of Melita Cable PLC from 2007 to 2016 and a Director of Independent News & Media PLC from 2009 to 2018. From 1987 to 1991, he held the position of Financial Controller of Hibernia Meats Limited and prior to that, he worked with KPMG as an accountant.  

        Committees    
        Remuneration, Nomination and Governance (Chair)  
        Audit & Risk 
            
        Other Directorships and offices   
        Director of Polaris Principal Navigator Ltd (private Irish company),
        Connolly Capital Limited (Chairman),
        Tetrarch Capital Limited (Chairman),
        Communicorp Group Ltd, Business & Finance (private Irish business media group), UNICEF Ireland (Chairman) and Neon Century Limited (private UK company) (Chairman). 

        Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)
        Nil.

          Paul Connolly
          BComm, FCA Non-executive Director


          Experience     Paul Connolly has 25 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings.  Since 1991, Paul has been Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited,  …

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          Ciaran Davis
          CEO & Managing Director

          Experience
          Ciaran Davis is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the business. He has transformed a business with large debt and a declining asset portfolio centred on traditional publishing, into one of the most exciting media businesses in Australia today, with a strong balance sheet.  

          Prior to becoming CEO of HT&E, Ciaran spent five years as CEO of ARN repositioning the business to become the number one metropolitan radio operator in Australia. He has 20 years’ media experience working in over 15 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East.

          Other Directorships and offices 
          Director of a number of HT&E subsidiaries and joint venture companies and The Australian Ireland Fund Ltd. 

          Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)
          Nil.

            Ciaran Davis
            CEO & Managing Director


            Experience Ciaran Davis is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the business. He has transformed a business with large debt and a declining asset portfolio centred on traditional publishing, into one o …

          • Belinda Rowe
            Belinda Rowe
            BA Non-executive Director

            Experience

            Belinda Rowe has worked across the marketing, communications and media industry in a number of global roles (most recently at Telefonica O2 UK a leading UK telecommunications company with 32 million customers leading their Brand and Marketing Communications). 

            Belinda was one of the top global executives at Publicis Media, one of the largest media communications groups in the world. She has a strong understanding across international marketing, communication, media and digital having developed a business and digital transformation capability and successful client practice in her global role at ZenithOptimedia, part of Mojo – an iconic communications group. She also created a unique content marketing business across 32 markets within Publicis Media, advising on digital capabilities including programmatic, content, mobile, social and the application of data and technology. 

            Belinda was a key member of the Global Management Executive team of Publicis Media and ZenithOptimedia, as well as previously chairing the UK leadership team of CEOs of all the Publicis Media businesses. Prior to moving to the UK in 2009 she was CEO of ZenithOptimedia, for 10 years in Australia.

            Committees
            Audit & Risk
            Remuneration, Nomination and Governance


            Other Directorships and offices
            Nil

            Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)
            Nil

              Belinda Rowe
              BA Non-executive Director


              Experience Belinda Rowe has worked across the marketing, communications and media industry in a number of global roles (most recently at Telefonica O2 UK a leading UK telecommunications company with 32 million customers le …