Board of Directors

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

    Special Responsibilities    
    Chairman of the Board  (since 30 Oct 2018)
    Non-executive Director  (since 30 Oct 2018)
        
    Experience    
    Hamish McLennan is an experienced media and marketing executive who brings unparalleled 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 (2013-2015), Executive Vice President for News Corporation in Sydney and New York (2012-2013) and Global Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam, a division of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group (2006-2011).     
        
    Current directorships/appointments    
    Chairman of REA Group Ltd    
    Director of iProperty Group Pty Ltd    
    Director of Magellan Financial Group    
    Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Fundraising Board)     
        
    Previous directorship of other listed companies (last three years)    
    Executive Director of Ten Network Holdings Limited   (from Mar 2013 to Jul 2015)
     

      Hamish McLennan
      Chairman of the Board & Non-executive Director


      Special Responsibilities     Chairman of the Board  (since 30 Oct 2018) Non-executive Director  (since 30 Oct 2018)     Experience     Hamish McLennan is an experienced media and marketing executive who brings unparalleled  …

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

      Special Responsibilities: 

      Non-executive Director (since 30 Nov 2018)
      Chair of Audit & Risk Committee (since 30 Nov 2018)
      Member of Audit & Risk Committee (since 30 Nov 2018)
      Chair of Remuneration Committee (since 12 Dec 2018)
      Member of Remuneration Committee (since 12 Dec 2018)
      Member of Nomination and Governance Committee (since 12 Dec 2018)

      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 Roger was a Director of Austar United Communications Limited and Enero Group Limited. Roger 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.

      Current directorships/appointments:
      Chairman of Contango Asset Management Limited 
      Director of REA Group Ltd
      Director of 3P Learning Limited
      Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

      Previous directorships of other listed companies (last three years):
      Director of Enero Group Limited  (from 23 Nov 2010 to 18 Oct 2018)

        Roger Amos
        Non-executive Director, FCA FAICD


        Special Responsibilities:  Non-executive Director (since 30 Nov 2018) Chair of Audit & Risk Committee (since 30 Nov 2018) Member of Audit & Risk Committee (since 30 Nov 2018) Chair of Remuneration Committee (since …

      • paul
        Paul Connolly
        Non-executive Director, BComm, FCA.

        Special Responsibilities    
        Non-executive Director (since 18 Oct 2012)
        Chair of Nomination and Governance Committee (since 7 May 2018)
        Member of Nomination and Governance Committee (since 20 Jun 2013)
        Member of Audit & Risk Committee (since 30 Jun 2016)
        Member of Remuneration Committee (since 20 Jun 2013)
        Acting Chairman (from 17 Sep 2018 to 30 Oct 2018)

        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, Paul held the position of Financial Controller of Hibernia Meats Limited and prior to that, he worked with KPMG as an accountant.     
            
        Current directorships/appointments    
        Director of Polaris Principal Navigator Ltd (Private Irish company)    
        Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited    
        Chairman of Tetrarch Capital Limited    
        Chairman of Tetrarch Group PLC    
        Director of Communicorp Group     
        Director of Business & Finance (Private Irish Business Media Group)    
        Chairman of UNICEF Ireland     
            
        Previous directorships of other listed companies (last three years)
        Independent News & Media PLC (from Mar 2009 to May 2018)
        Melita Cable PLC (from Jul 2007 to Mar 2016)

          Paul Connolly
          Non-executive Director, BComm, FCA.


          Special Responsibilities     Non-executive Director (since 18 Oct 2012) Chair of Nomination and Governance Committee (since 7 May 2018) Member of Nomination and Governance Committee (since 20 Jun 2013) Member of Audit & …

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          Ciaran Davis
          CEO & Managing Director

          Special responsibilities
          CEO & Managing Director (since 24 Aug 2016)
          CEO (since 20 Aug 2015)

          Experience
          Ciaran Davis is the CEO & Managing Director of HT&E responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the business. He was promoted to the position in August 2015 from his role as CEO of ARN. Since taking on the role, Ciaran has transformed a business with large debt and a declining asset portfolio centred around traditional publishing, into one of the most exciting media businesses in Australia today, with a strong balance sheet. 

          HT&E operations in Australia include ARN - home to the KIIS and Pure Gold networks, youth radio station The Edge, and the music streaming, digital entertainment and live events platform iHeartRadio; Conversant Media - home to Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar; GFinity ESports Australia; the creative technology company Unbound; and Emotive - a content marketing agency. 
           
          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.

          Current directorships/appointments
          Director of a number of HT&E subsidiaries and joint venture companies
          Director of IKON and Gfinity joint venture companies
          Director of Soprano Design Pty Ltd
          Director of Unbnd Group Pty Ltd 
          Director of Australian Ireland Fund Ltd

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

            Ciaran Davis
            CEO & Managing Director


            Special responsibilities CEO & Managing Director (since 24 Aug 2016) CEO (since 20 Aug 2015) Experience Ciaran Davis is the CEO & Managing Director of HT&E responsible for the strategic and operational directio …

          • Belinda Rowe
            Belinda Rowe
            Non-executive Director, BA

            Special Responsibilities
            Non-executive Director (since 5 February 2019)

            Experience
            Belinda Rowe has worked across the communications and media industry in a number of global roles. 

            Belinda was one of the top global executives at Publicis Media, the third largest media communications group 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. She also recently 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 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, part of Mojo - an iconic communications group, for 10 years in Australia.

            Current directorships/appointments
            Nil.

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

              Belinda Rowe
              Non-executive Director, BA


              Special ResponsibilitiesNon-executive Director (since 5 February 2019)Experience Belinda Rowe has worked across the communications and media industry in a number of global roles.  Belinda was one of the top global executive …