Board of Directors

  • Hamish McLenman
    Hamish McLennan
    Chairman of the Board

    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 from 2013 to 2015, Executive Vice President for News Corporation in Sydney and New York from 2012 to 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
    Chairman of the Board
    Non-executive Director 
    Member of Audit & Risk Committee 
    Member of Remuneration Committee, Nomination and Governance Committee

    Other Directorships and offices  
    REA Group Ltd (Chairman)
    Magellan Financial Group Limited (Deputy Chairman)
    Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Fundraising Board)

      Hamish McLennan
      Chairman of the Board


      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 landscap …

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

      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: 
      Non-executive Director 
      Chair of Audit & Risk Committee 
      Member of Nomination and Governance Committee

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

        Roger Amos
        Non-executive Director, FCA FAICD


        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
        Non-executive Director, BComm, FCA.

        Experience    
        Paul Connolly has over 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. 

        Special Responsibilities    
        Non-executive Director 
        Chair of Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee
        Member of Audit & Risk Committee 
            
        Other Directorships and offices   
        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)

          Paul Connolly
          Non-executive Director, BComm, FCA.


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

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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. 

          Special responsibilities
          CEO & Managing Director

          Other Directorships and offices
          Commercial Radio Australia Limited (Director and Chair of the Brand Committee)
          Director of a number of HT&E subsidiaries and joint venture companies 
          The Australian Ireland Fund Ltd. (Director)

            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
            Non-executive Director, BA

            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 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, part of Mojo – an iconic communications group, for 10 years in Australia. 

            Special Responsibilities
            Non-executive Director
            Member of Audit & Risk Committee
            Member of Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee


            Other Directorships and offices
            Nil

             

              Belinda Rowe
              Non-executive Director, BA


              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 …