Board of Directors

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    Peter Cosgrove
    Chairman

    Peter Cosgrove was appointed to the HT&E Board in December 2003. He is the founder of the Buspak group of companies in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong and has more than 20 years’ experience in the broadcasting, publishing and outdoor advertising industries. Peter is Non-Executive Chairman of Buspak Hong Kong (since 2003) and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Clear Media Limited (Director since 2001), which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Peter was previously a Director and shareholder of MediaCap Pty Limited. He was previously Chairman of Globecast Australia Pty Limited (2002 to 2015), a broadcasting company based in Sydney.

    Responsibilities: Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors (since 2013) and Member of Nomination and Governance Committee.

      Peter Cosgrove
      Chairman


      Peter Cosgrove was appointed to the HT&E Board in December 2003. He is the founder of the Buspak group of companies in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong and has more than 20 years’ experience in the broadcasting, pub …

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      Ciaran Davis
      CEO & Managing Director

      Ciaran Davis is the chief executive officer of HT&E News & Media. He was promoted to the position in August 2015 from his role as CEO of Australian Radio Network (ARN). Ciaran spent five years at ARN repositioning the business to become the number one metropolitan radio operator in Australia. Responsible for the recruitment of leading talent to the network and strategic investments such as 96FM, Emotive and iHeartRadio, Ciaran established a new management team and drove a culture of ambition and success throughout the business. Ciaran joined ARN as CEO in January 2010 from Communicorp Group Ltd in Ireland, where he spent 10 years working in executive leadership roles with the group’s radio and media interests in Europe and the Middle East. His positions included Commercial Director (2007 to 2010), Chief Executive Officer for 98FM, Dublin (2003 to 2007) and Marketing Director for 98FM (2000 to 2003). Ciaran is also the Chairman of content marketing agency Emotive and a Director of Commercial Radio Australia, The Australian Ireland Fund, Adshel and Soprano Design. Ciaran was appointed as an Executive Director (Managing Director) of APN News & Media on 24 August 2016.

        Ciaran Davis
        CEO & Managing Director


        Ciaran Davis is the chief executive officer of HT&E News & Media. He was promoted to the position in August 2015 from his role as CEO of Australian Radio Network (ARN). Ciaran spent five years at ARN repositioning t …

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        Paul Connolly
        Non-Executive Director BComm, FCA.

        Paul Connolly was appointed to the HT&E Board in October 2012. Paul 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 (Esat Telecom), an Irish telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2000, and then a Director of Digicel Limited, a Caribbean-based telecommunications company. In addition, he was a Director of Melita 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. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin, Ireland, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of Executive Summit at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Currently, Paul serves on the Board of Communicorp Group and is Chairman of Tetrarch Capital Limited, the private Irish media group Business & Finance and UNICEF Ireland.

        Responsibilities: Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee and Member of the Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees.

          Paul Connolly
          Non-Executive Director BComm, FCA.


          Paul Connolly was appointed to the HT&E Board in October 2012. Paul has 25 years' experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. Since 1991, Paul has  …

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          Christine Holman
          Non-Executive Director MBA, GAICD

          Christine Holman was appointed to the HT&E Board in November 2015 and brings a strong understanding of digital media and technology with over 20 years' experience across the technology, private equity and digital sectors in a variety of functions including finance, commercial, technology and marketing.

          Christine was formerly the Commercial Director at Telstra Broadcast Services and was a member of their Executive and Remuneration Committees. Christine joined Telstra (as a result of its acquisition of Globecast Australia) where she was the Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Director.

          Christine spent seven years at Capital Investment Group assisting management and the boards of investee companies on strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions. She has an MBA from Macquarie University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

          Christine is a Non-executive Director of CSR Limited and The Bradman Foundation. Christine is also a Non-executive Director of the State Library of NSW Foundation (since February 2017) and T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Board (since January 2018). Christine was a Director of Vocus Group Limited (from August 2017 to November 2017).

          Responsibilities: Non-Executive Director, Interim Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of Nomination and Governance and Remuneration Committees.

            Christine Holman
            Non-Executive Director MBA, GAICD


            Christine Holman was appointed to the HT&E Board in November 2015 and brings a strong understanding of digital media and technology with over 20 years' experience across the technology, private equity and digital sector …

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            Robert Kaye SC
            Non-Executive Director LLM (Hons), LLB

            Robert Kaye was appointed to the HT&E Board on 19 February 2018. Robert is a Senior Counsel. He is Non-executive Chairman of Collins Foods Limited and Non-executive Director of Magontec Limited and Chairman of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Robert was formerly Non-executive Chairman of Spicers Limited (Chairman from 2013 to 2017 and Non-executive Director from 2012 to 2017) and a Non-executive Director of UGL Limited (from 2015 to 2016).

            Robert has been extensively involved in an array of commercial matters, both advisory and litigious in nature and served on a number of NSW Bar Association committees, including the Professional Conduct Committee and Equal Opportunity Committee. He has acted for many financial institutions and commercial enterprises, both public and private, and given legal and strategic advice.

            Responsibilities: Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit & Risk Committee.

              Robert Kaye SC
              Non-Executive Director LLM (Hons), LLB


              Robert Kaye was appointed to the HT&E Board on 19 February 2018. Robert is a Senior Counsel. He is Non-executive Chairman of Collins Foods Limited and Non-executive Director of Magontec Limited and Chairman of the Macul …