Board of Directors

  • Hamish McLenman
    Hamish McLennan
    Chairman of the Board and Non-executive Director (since 30 Oct 2018)

    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.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 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.

    Committees
    Audit & Risk, Remuneration, Nomination and Governance

    Other Directorships and offices  
    Director of REA Group Ltd (Chairman),
    Rugby Australia Limited (Chairman),
    Magellan Financial Group Limited (Chairman),
    Claim Central Pty Limited
    Scientific Games Corporation (US company) 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 (since 30 Oct 2018)


      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
      Non-executive Director (since 30 Nov 2018)

      Experience:
      Roger Amos is an experienced non-executive Director with extensive finance and management experience.

      He was formerly Chairman of Contango Asset Management Limited and a non-executive Director of 3P Learning Limited. He was formerly a non-executive Director at REA Group Ltd, where he was the Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of its Human Resources Committee.

      At 3P Learning Limited, he was the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of its Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Roger was also previously a Director of Austar United Communications Limited and Enero Group Limited as well as Governor on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation.

      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.

      Committees
      Audit & Risk (Chair), Remuneration, Nomination and Governance.

      Other Directorships and offices
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      Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)
      Enero Group Limited (from 23 November 2010 to 18 October 2018),
      REA Group Ltd (from 4 July 2006 to 17 December 2020),
      Contango Asset Management Limited (from 7 June 2007 to 31 January 2022) and
      3P Learning Limited (from 2 June 2014 to 28 May 2021).

        Roger Amos
        Non-executive Director (since 30 Nov 2018)


        Experience: Roger Amos is an experienced non-executive Director with extensive finance and management experience. He was formerly Chairman of Contango Asset Management Limited and a non-executive Director of 3P Learning Lim …

      • Cameron
        Alison Cameron
        Non-executive Director (since 5 January 2022)

        Experience    
        Alison is an experienced media executive with a 34 year career spanning finance, sales and management in commercial radio. For the last 28 years, Alison has worked for her family’s business, privately owned Grant Broadcasters Pty Ltd and was part of multiple acquisitions over the last 15 years, culminating in the ownership of 48 commercial radio stations in regional Australia. She has a deep understanding of media and regional communities. Alison’s most recent role was CEO of Grant Broadcasters and was responsible for the negotiation of the sale of 46 regional stations to ARN.

        Alison is also a Director of the government’s National Film and Sound Archive, and Chair of their Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Alison was also Director of Grant Broadcasters Pty Ltd from 18 February 2004 to 4 January 2022.

        Committees
        Audit & Risk Committee

        Other Directorships and offices  
        Director of National Film and Sound
        Archive since May 2020. Director of private companies Craigieburn Resort
        Pty Ltd, Golden Labrador Pty Ltd,
        G-Agri Pty Ltd and Gordie Pty Ltd.

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

          Alison Cameron
          Non-executive Director (since 5 January 2022)


          Experience     Alison is an experienced media executive with a 34 year career spanning finance, sales and management in commercial radio. For the last 28 years, Alison has worked for her family’s business, privately owned G …

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          Paul Connolly
          BComm, FCA Non-executive Director (since 18 Oct 2012)

          Experience    
          Paul Connolly has over 30 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 and Pacific based telecommunications Company – he continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to Digicel. 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   
          Chairman of private Irish companies Connolly Capital Ltd.,
          Tetrarch Capital Ltd.,
          FrameSpace Ltd.,
          Business & Finance Ltd. (Irish business media group),
          Polaris Principal Navigator Ltd.,
          UNICEF Ireland and a Director of Communicorp Group Ltd. (Irish Commercial radio group) as well as Chairman of Neon Century Ltd., (private UK company).

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

            Paul Connolly
            BComm, FCA Non-executive Director (since 18 Oct 2012)


            Experience     Paul Connolly has over 30 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. Since 1991, Paul has been Chairman of Connolly Capital Limite …

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            Ciaran Davis
            CEO & Managing Director (since 24 Aug 2016)

            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 (since 24 Aug 2016)


              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 (since 5 Feb 2019)

              Experience

              Belinda Rowe has extensive experience across the marketing, communications, digital and media sectors. She held leadership roles in global companies such as Telefonica O2 UK, a significant UK telecommunications company as head of their Brand and Marketing Communications. She was one of the top global executives at Publicis Media, one of the largest media communications groups in the world. She led a business and digital transformation capability along with a successful client practice in her global role at Zenith. She also created a unique content marketing business across 32 markets with Publicis Media, advising on digital capabilities such as digital content marketing including social and the application of data and technology for dynamic creative solutions. Prior to moving to the UK in 2009 she was CEO of ZenithOptimedia (now Zenith) and Executive Director at Mojo, for 10 years in Australia.

              Committees
              Audit & Risk
              Remuneration, Nomination and Governance


              Other Directorships and offices
              Director of Soprano Design Limited,
              Non-Executive Director of Sydney Swans Limited,
              Non-Executive Director of Temple & Webster Group Ltd,
              Non-Executive Director 3P Learning NSW Chair Advisory Board SecondBite.

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

               

                Belinda Rowe
                Non-executive Director (since 5 Feb 2019)


                Experience Belinda Rowe has extensive experience across the marketing, communications, digital and media sectors. She held leadership roles in global companies such as Telefonica O2 UK, a significant UK telecommunications  …