Senior Management Team

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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 …

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      JEFF HOWARD
      Chief Financial Officer, HT&E

      Jeff Howard joined HT&E in 2010 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2012. Jeff spent more than nine years with ABN AMRO and RBS in corporate lending and broader relationship banking roles that included a focus on the telecommunications and media sectors. Prior to this, Jeff was with KPMG where he spent nearly 10 years in audit and project roles, including a secondment to KPMG's Philadelphia practice. Jeff completed his Executive MBA with the Australian Graduate School of Management in 2005, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant. Jeff is a Director of Soprano Design, Gfinity Australia and Unbnd Group, and was previously a Director of Lux Group (formerly Aussie Commerce).

        JEFF HOWARD
        Chief Financial Officer, HT&E


        Jeff Howard joined HT&E in 2010 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2012. Jeff spent more than nine years with ABN AMRO and RBS in corporate lending and broader relationship banking roles that included …

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        YVETTE LAMONT
        Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, HT&E

        Yvette Lamont has been Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of HT&E since 1998. She was previously General Counsel of pay television company Australis Media Limited (Galaxy), a Senior Associate with law firm Allens (in the Media and Technology Group) and a solicitor with boutique law firm Boyd, House & Partners specialising in media law. Yvette is a member of the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has completed the Company Meetings and Company Secretarial Practice courses with the Governance Institute of Australia. She is admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

          YVETTE LAMONT
          Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, HT&E


          Yvette Lamont has been Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of HT&E since 1998. She was previously General Counsel of pay television company Australis Media Limited (Galaxy), a Senior Associate with law firm Alle …